Monday, May 2, 2016

Sardine Pasties!

The Settlement Cookbook ("The Way to a Man's Heart"), 1934
Sardines! Pie!  What better combination could be found for ingratiating yourself into a man's heart?

I'm just delighted with my new thrift store find, The Settlement Cookbook. Not only lots of whacked-out recipes (I can only imagine that sardines were once more popular, or perhaps 1930's housewives were more in touch with their Old World roots), but also lots of advice for new brides like how to do a proper place setting, or what cocktail to serve to the husband's boss. Expect to see lots more from this book!

So, sardines wrapped in pie crust. No hidden ingredients here (the "speck of cayenne" hardly counts).  It turns out just exactly how you would expect. The recipe:

Your final reaction depends almost entirely on your valuation of sardines (you will probably guess that I didn't come in with a very high opinion of them):
 Our Rating: Four Screaming Husbands!
(all dishes are rated from one to five Screaming Husbands. One Screaming Husband equals a happy home where all problems are solved during cocktail hour. Five Screaming Husbands signals the beginning of divorce proceedings.)



  1. tried to comment, oops! don't know what I did or where it went, but just wanted to say I love you guys and your schtick! I love testing recipes too, and have collected so many off the wall books they re stacked in a closet - best of luck w/ your veg garden, I do that too, and fresh is the best way to cook!

  2. That sounds just terrible! Love seeing new posts from you guys. I hope your gardening and house projects summer allows for lots of new curiously horrifying recipes!

  3. With aftershave like that, being a Kitty Dukakis doesn't sound half bad...

    Too soon?