Cookbookmaniac
  • Ham in Coca Cola by Nigella Lawson
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    Ham in Coca Cola by Nigella Lawson
    I have a quiet obsession with all things retro-kitsch-trashy. You wouldn't know it if you saw me. I mostly keep it to myself as I fear the sideways glance when people realise that I collect some of the stuff they tried to get rid of in their garage sale. I am not hardcore when it comes to going through vintage markets, I simply pick up items whenever I spot them. My obsession with cookbooks takes precedence. Here are some retro-kitsch-trashy things in my kitchen or on my mind * I have a timer in the shape of a hen with little chicks as the time guide * Two chicken-shaped egg holders live next to two owl salt'n'pepper shakers that sit on a celery green soap dish. * I have an ice cream scoop in the shape of an ice cream * Most of the items in my kitchen do not match... and that's deliberate. * I like to make faces out of stuffed olives on hamburgers * I dream of throwing a dinner party and presenting a 4-tier cold meat fake-cake decorated with proscuitto flowers * Dial phones are still the fashion in my eyes * I own and love kitsch cookbooks like Joy of Liberace, Elvis Presleys "Fit for a King' and Amy Sedaris's I Like You. * Any sort of pie baked in a fancy pie dish sounds marvellous to me * Pineapple upside down cake appeals to me more than a cupcake *gasp* * I hate dolls...…