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Christmas Past – 3 in a series – Sunset Magazine (1902)

December 3rd, 2019 No comments
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A Bartender’s Library – An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via EUVS Library

December 3rd, 2019 No comments
A Bartender's Library - An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via euvslibrary.com

THE BARTENDING PROFESSION has a rich and varied history that only recently has come to light during the past two decades. Vintage cocktail and distillation books filled with recipes, techniques, and management procedures are being unearthed and collected at an unprecedented pace.

For the new generations of bartenders these rare volumes, dating from the 1820s through the 1940s, are financially out of reach. However, these sources of research are crucial to career development and creative inspiration as well as to personal advancement in a profession that has rediscovered a justifiable sense of pride and purpose.

Over the coming year, we will make available free, digitised versions of these classics that you can read online and search in a user-friendly, page-through format. With over 1,000 volumes at our access, we need your help in deciding which volumes you find most important to you as a bar professional.

Read EUVS Digital Collection – An Online, Searchable Library for the Bartending Profession via euvslibrary.com



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Interior, Il Corso, El Paseo, Palm Desert, California via Instagram

December 2nd, 2019 No comments

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Interior, Il Corso, El Paseo, Palm Desert, California

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This was the spot for our after-Thanksgiving Day meal. Amazing food and I loved the interior decoration. Up close you can tell the lampshades are made of layers of corrugated cardboard. Cool!

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Christmas Past – 2 in a series – Saturday Evening Post (1930) by J. C. Leyendecker

December 2nd, 2019 No comments

Christmas Past – 2 in a series – Saturday Evening Post (1930) by J. C. Leyendecker

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From Wikipedia…

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (March 23, 1874 – July 25, 1951) was a German-American illustrator. He is considered to be one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early 20th century. He is best known for his poster, book and advertising illustrations, the trade character known as The Arrow Collar Man, and his numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post.[1][2] Between 1896 and 1950, Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers. During the Golden Age of American Illustration, for The Saturday Evening Post alone, J. C. Leyendecker produced 322 covers, as well as many advertisement illustrations for its interior pages. No other artist, until the arrival of Norman Rockwell two decades later, was so solidly identified with one publication.[3] Leyendecker “virtually invented the whole idea of modern magazine design.”[4]

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Christmas Past – 1 in a series – Old Christmas by Washington Irving (1908)

December 2nd, 2019 No comments

Christmas Past – 1 of a series – Old Christmas by Washington Irving

Christmas Past - 1 of a series - Old Christmas by Washington Irving

Christmas Past - 1 of a series - Old Christmas by Washington Irving

Washington Irving’s delightful account of a festive Christmas holiday includes five incomparable essays. Written well over a century ago, Irving’s sketches “celebrate the celebration” with heartwarming descriptions of Yuletide events. Irving recalls with warmth and wonder his many colorful experiences of a traditional Victorian Christmas while a guest at an English estate — from the Christmas Eve trip by a stagecoach filled with “rosy-cheeked boys” returning from school, and scenes of domestic hilarity during holiday games, to solemn services at the village church and the return home to a sumptuous holiday dinner. Enhanced with more than 100 charming illustrations by noted nineteenth-century artist Randolph Caldecott, this engaging book helped nurture America’s recognition of the holiday. Perfect for gift-giving, the collection elicits from a master American storyteller a magical remembrance of Christmas past.

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Order Now – Unique Christmas Cards Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

December 2nd, 2019 No comments

History: How Britain fought Hitler with humour via BBC

December 2nd, 2019 No comments
It’s a late night in London in 1940, and Austrian exile Robert Lucas is writing at his desk. Bombs are raining down on the city every night, Hitler’s army is winning throughout Europe and the invasion of England has become a genuine prospect. In spite of the air-raid sirens and, as he put it “the hell’s noise of the war machinery” going off all around him, Lucas is focused on the job at hand: to “fight for the souls of the Germans”. He is composing a radio broadcast aimed at citizens of the Third Reich. But this is not a passionate plea for them to come to their senses. This is an attempt to make them laugh.
 
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After the storm, Palm Desert, California via Instagram

December 1st, 2019 No comments

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After the storm, Palm Desert, California

After the storm, Palm Desert, California via Instagram

The clouds begin to break and the sun begins to shine after the Thanksgiving Day storm.

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December 1st, 2019 No comments

Historical Cooking Books – 42 in a series – Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

December 1st, 2019 No comments

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

Historical Cooking Books – 42 in a series – Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

Historical Cooking Books - 42 in a series - Christmas recipes by Anna Lee Scott

Available in PDF, Text, JPG formats, and more

Christmas Dinner Menu No. 1

FRUIT-JUICE COCKTAIL
ROAST STUFFED TURKEY, CHICKEN OR VEAL
GIBLET OR MILK GRAVY
CRANBERRY JELLY BREAD SAUCE
RICED OR MASHED POTATOES
CREAMED CAULIFLOWER BAKED SQUASH
MINCE PIE CHEESE
COFFEE
FRUIT NUTS MINTS



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