Category Archives: Food

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Matzo Ball Soup

Passover Preparation

I just finished my Passover shopping at Fairway and I feel very Farklempt. Preparing for Passover brings up a multitude of feelings and like most daughters, the holiday is deeply tied in with my mother. With the loss of my

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

vintage illustration WWII family home for Xmas

Home For Christmas…If Only In My Dreams

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

vintage illustration WWII family home for Xmas

Home For Christmas…If Only In My Dreams

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood