Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sips & Snack's from a 1950's Cookbook for Lovers

They say the way to a man's heart is to through his stomach. For women in the 1950s, cooking wasn't so much a romantic gesture as it was a duty. Well, Mad Men is bringing all that antifeminist nostalgia back! Whoopee! Tonight at 7:30 at Greenpoint's WORD bookstore is the retro-inspired shindig Venus in the Kitchen Valentine's Cocktail Party: Sips & Snack's from a 1950's Cookbook for Lovers:

Time Table presents a Valentine’s cocktail party featuring aphrodisiac food and drink from the 1952 book, Venus in the Kitchen: Or Love’s Cookery Book. Come single or with a sweetie and spend some time sampling love potions of the early 50’s. We can’t make any promises on the power of these wacky concoctions—but we can promise a good time. Feel free to dress the part, though modern-day attire is just fine. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at WORD or through our website here.

(Book purchase not required but books will be available for sale.)

With a menu like this, be sure not to miss it! See the full menu here.

Fritters of Elderflower
Marmalade of Orange and Red Carnations atop Shortbread Hearts
Pistachio Cream
Quince Jelly served with Swiss Cheese, Cubed

An Aphrodisiac Drink
Lovage, on the Rocks
Shirley Temples (non-alcoholic)

About Jessica Reed and Time Table: Jessica Reed is a Greenpoint-based artist, writer, and amateur culinary historian interested in the intersections between food, history, art, and culture. Time Table, her most recent project, invites guests to taste the past at small gatherings serving food and drink made from period recipes, and utilizing period serving pieces and decorative elements whenever possible. Her ambition is to bring people together with food as a means of connecting with our shared history.

Kinda want to go, don't you?

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