We hosted out-of-town relatives this week. I wanted a cool, never-tried recipe for a good dinner. I own a lot of cookbooks, as do you all. ...
I ended up using a recipe from the original 1959 Baton Rouge Junior League cookbook, River Road Recipes.
This was way cool. An oven-braised chicken recipe with wine, paprika, lemon juice and butter, I threw in some garlic, because who used fresh garlic in 1959? But we love it. The dish took a little too much time and attention -three different temperatures, and lots of basting - but wowow. fall-off-the-bone meat and the most incredible sauce to go over mashed potatoes.
Do you dip back into 'old' books? what treasures have you found?