The MoM team recently visited the famous Australian Women’s Weekly test kitchen to celebrate the launch of the Australian Women’s Weekly Retro Cookbook, a themed cookbook featuring hundreds of fifties’ recipes that our mums and grandmums used to make. Let us tell you, the food was absolutely to die for – it really took us back in time as we munched on devilled eggs, cocktail prawns, trifles, sipped on perhaps a few too many delicious cocktails – all retro style!
We met with Pamela Clarke at the test kitchen, and also saw beautiful Ms Pia Anderson, the driving force behind all things vintage (and owner of Vintage Allsorts). Check out the images below to see some of the lovely ladies at the launch…
The Australian Women’s Weekly
The Retro Cookbook
ACP Books, RRP $49.95
Available at bookstores and online at www.acpbooks.com.au
Step back in time to the fabulous fifties when the kitchen was a woman’s domain and salmon mousse was the height of sophistication.
Featuring pages and recipes from original 1950s AWW cookbooks, The Retro Cookbook traces our culinary journey from then to now, contrasting recipes from an era when the dinner party reigned supreme to the wonderful contemporary recipes we all like to cook and share today.
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Check out some of the classic retro recipes below…
Classic Retro Recipe – Guard of Honour
Classic Retro Recipe – Classic Trifle
Classic Retro Recipe – Devilled Eggs