Retro Recipe Books for the “In” Crowd


It’s very kool to find an old cook book from the 30’s, 40’s or 50’s and try to make some of the recipes. Problem is, those kittens talked about stuff back then that we wouldn’t even know what to do with now (You really want to use lard to cook those eggs?) So some nifty hipsters got together and retro-fitted the old recipes into brand spankin’ new books just for kats like us!

The Retro Cooking series has a nice selection of tomes to please the pallet and giggle the mind. I found them to very inexpensive on our old friendly site Some for as little as $3, and well worth it!

Here’s a recipe from Retro Barbecue: Tasty Recipes for the Grillin’ Guy

Maui Wowee Luau Ribs

1 tbl ginger root (about a 1″ piece) crushed with a knife
1 large clove garlic, crushed with a knife
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbs sherry
1 tbs salt
8 pounds pork back ribs

1. In a bowl mixtogether the crushed ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sugars, ketchup, sherry, and salt.

2. Rub mixture into the meat. Pour a little over the top and discard. Place meaat in a glass or stainless pan and cover. Refrigerate for at least three hours.

3. Start ribs on the fire bone side down. Add a few wet smoke chips and close the hood. Turn occasionally. Time depdns on how hot your fire is, but expect 2 to 2 1/2 hrs.

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