The James Beard Foundation was founded in 1986, and you would be hard pressed to find anyone in the culinary world who would not love to win this medal, which is equivalent to winning an Academy Award Oscar. The foundation is dedicated to celebrating and preserving America’s culinary heritage and future. James Beard was a cookbook […]
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The James Beard Awards 2013
May 9, 2013 in Authors, Chefs, Food Awards, Food Events, Travel
Pillsbury Bake-Off #45: Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream
March 30, 2012 in Cooking Competitions, Culinary History, Food Awards, Food Events, Food Products, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Recipes
It’s the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off with a million dollar winner and Martha Stewart as host. What could be more fun – except add Orlando to the mix and you have the makings of a magical contest!
Pillsbury Bake-Off 1950
May 25, 2011 in Cooking Competitions, Culinary History, Food Awards, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Recipes
The Grand Prize winning recipe from Pillsbury Bake Off 2 in 1950 was “Orange Kiss-Me Cake.”
First Pillsbury Bake-Off 1949
May 18, 2011 in Cookbooks, Cooking Competitions, Food Awards, Food Events, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Bake-Off, Recipes, Travel
I will be writing about every single Pillsbury Bake-Off contest since the first in 1949! Let’s get started on this fun journey!
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Why I Started This Blog
I love cookbooks. I mean I really love them. I love to read them, treasure them, learn from them, and, of course, cook from them. To me, cookbooks take on a life all of their own. They are history, family, and memories. I have been collecting cookbooks and writing down treasured recipes of family, friends, and neighbors since about age twelve, which means I now own thousands of cookbooks, recipes, and clippings. Now I want to share them with you along with the many other culinary treasures of my cellar." - Debbie Vanni