Thursday, March 17, 2016

David Nixon's Magic Cooking Cards w. Kedgeree, Baked Hake, Fried Scampi & more -- Vintage Cookbook TBT

Vintage Cookbook: David Nixon's Magic Cooking Cards - Fish Dishes

Publication Details: Card Publications, 1968

We have looked in the past at examples of "cooking cards" which were a type of cookbook more common in the 60's and 70's.

One would generally get 20 postcard sized recipes in a folder of some type. They would have a picture and the details, normally on both sides.

This was a neat and handy format. The ones we looked at before featured recipes from an acclaimed chef and a set of Japanese recipes.

Today we are going to look at a cooking card set that was centered around fish dishes and was presented by a well known British magician at the time, David Nixon. He co-authored the cards with Jane Todd.

The recipes are, overall, really terrific and we look at 10 examples in this post.

It would seem the publishers had some kind of deal with Kraft to promote Kraft's margarine. Many of the recipes call for the use of margarine as a result, something which I would strongly advise against!

No one uses margarine in cooking like this anymore and unless you have some odd affinity for it you should substitute unsalted butter -- or possibly olive oil depending on the recipe and your taste -- in every case.

Also, Basmati rice can be used in place of Patna rice.

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