Sunday, February 10, 2013

Calling All Explorers!

Are you ready for an adventure? Embark with me on some culinary time travel. I'm kicking off The Past on a Plate's 1920s Menu Challenge with a week's worth of menus from the March 1927 issue of American Cookery magazine. I'll be cooking every Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner from the "Seasonable Menus for Week in March" section during the week of Sunday, March 24, 2013, and I would love it above all things if you'd join me, even if only for a meal or two.

We'll be using The Past on a Plate's facebook page to post photos of our cooking and to discuss the ins and outs of vintage cookery. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Just for the occasion, I've put together my very first e-book. I dug through vintage sources to find every single recipe we'll need for the week--over 70 recipes. To go with the 1920s Menu Challenge, there's a link to a playlist that will get you in the Roaring '20s mood and an extra-special virtual movie night, featuring The Beloved Rogue, which premiered in March 1927.

Read my introduction and get a look at the week's menus.

Want more? Subscribe to my mailing list and get a FREE St. Patrick's Day 1920 Tea Menu e-booklet. It's only available to subscribers.



  1. Very cool, Lauren! I'll be watching your Facebook page.

  2. This is so cool! Both the St. Pats Day Menu and Menu Challenge sourcebook are wonderful. Not only do they contain a lot of recipes, they are so pretty to look at, too! Can't wait for the actual event!

  3. While my current lifestyle doesn't allow such an adventurous cooking challenge, I'm in love with the idea and will be excited to see the results! Lovely choice of decade!

  4. Wow! This is a huge undertaking and I look forward to hearing how you get on (particularly with the tripe!) via Facebook!

  5. I found you through My Happy Sewing Place. I am also interested in domestic 'science' but have too many modern food allergies to attempt any cooking - lucky you! Have you heard about this site? They have scanned copies of Good Housekeeping up to 1950.
    I look forward to your posts.

    1. I can't wait to get a chance to sit down and look through all those old issues of Good Housekeeping. Thanks for sharing the link and welcome to The Past on a Plate!

  6. Everyone--thank you for your interest! I hope I can convince you to try out some of the recipes. :-)

  7. What fun! This is a terrific challenge, Lauren. I look forward to following along. Congratulations on your e-book!


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