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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Two for the price of one

If you love things mid-century AND love to eat, then you're in for a treat! The Hungry Texan is a blog worth checking out, especially with the holidays coming up. Blogger Sylvia comes from a family of restaurateurs and publishes some of the most wonderful recipes I've ever found.

Sylvia's site is unique in that it covers all sorts of great Texas fare, including old family dishes served in their restaurant, as well as a section devoted to drinks and one to canning (or "putting up," as we call it in Texas). But she also includes a sections devoted to Dallas area restaurants, crafts, and fantastic retro and Texana shopping finds.

You'll love Sylvia's gorgeous photos of food, but you'll also love that you get little glimpses of her mid-century furnishings  If you enjoy collecting handwritten recipes rather than just bookmarking them on your computer, you'll love her free downloadable blank "Hungry Recipe Cards."  She also offers printable recipes.

This is one of the warmest, most personal sites I've found. You'll feel like you know Sylvia after you've visited, so really you're getting THREE for the price of one:  great food, great mid-century and a new friend.

Sylvia's sweet potato pie

Sylvia's canning inventory, 2010

Box for handwritten recipes, just like grandma's

Vintage Kelvinator

As an added bonus, Sylvia is the wife of Hank Tosh of Toshmahal, the master mid-century furniture refinisher and restorer I posted about recently, whom Sylvia likes to call Mr. Hungry Texan.  Talk about a dynamic duo!  Is there anything these two can't do?

1 comment:

  1. I don't know which I love more, mid century or eating. But I do LOVE both! That pecan pie is literally making my mouth water. I'm going pumpkin this year..... thanks for the delicious post!