Unique Twists on Classic Recipes from Mary and Vincent Price’s ‘A Treasury of Great Recipes’
This week, The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network was asked to recreate their own version of three dishes from Mary and Vincent Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes Cookbook in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The three options given were an appetizer from Mexico (guacamole), an entrée from Italy (spaghetti alla bolognese), and a dessert from Denmark (Danish pastries).
The original cookbook, released in 1965, is a unique collection of recipes, images, and illustrations from around the world. The cookbookis broken down by country, and features both basic and gourmet recipes from renowned restaurants across the globe.
Abbe Odenwalder of This Is How I Cook blog made her version of a Danish pastry, which is a fantastic puff pastry filled with pumpkin cookie butter. In Mary and Vincent Price’s cookbook they explain that Danish pastries are so delicious because they are made with loads of butter. Odenwalder decided to add additional flavor to her pastry with pumpkin. This recipe uses pre-made puff pastries making it easy even for novice cook to recreate at home. The clarity, product, and simplicity of the recipe is why Odenwalder’s recipe is the winner of this week’s SWAT.
Here are a few more delicious recipes that are inspired by Mary and Vincent Price’s cookbook:
Vincent Price’s Guacamole (aka Avocado Spread)
This is a simple guacamole recipe that is packed with flavor and has a secret ingredient that you would never imagine: mayonnaise. Mayo adds an extra creaminess that mashed avocados would not be able to achieve on their own.
Lean and Green Guacamole
Add a healthy spin to your guacamole recipe by pairing it with whole-grain chips or vegetable sticks. This light dip is full of flavor without excess calories.