The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House

Gilded coverThe Gilded Table, Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House is a new cookbook, filled with 178 recipes from the 19th century. It is also a book filled with history, including the story of prominent St. Louis couple Robert and Virginia Campbell who moved into the house in 1854. Among their dinner guests were Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman.

photo-436Suzanne Corbett (shown above with “General Grant”) is the author of The Gilded Table. She spent several years organizing and testing Virginia Campbell’s recipes which are reproduced in the book.

I spoke to Suzanne about the project in 2012 on the Food Talk STL radio show and chatted with her recently at an event at River City Casino. Here’s that conversation, which runs just over 4 minutes:

The Gilded Table features photos by Jim Corbett III of many of the food items as well as Campbell family furnishings and dishware, including china, crystal and sterling.

Campbell House ChickenThe Gilded Table is available at the Campbell House Museum for 32.95. The Campbell House is located at 1508 Locust in St. Louis.

missouri-st-louis-campbell-house-museumThe Campbell House is open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Cost is 8.00/person. For more info, click HERE to go to the Campbell House website.


Saturday, June 30 Show

Jim Randall of BBQ-ASAP in Ballwin will be in studio to talk about his food, his restaurant and his background as a barbeque competition winner.

Also Suzanne Corbett will tell us where she’s been lately and what foods she’s discovered along the way.

Listen Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on 590, the Fan, KFNS!



Saturday, May 5 Show Lineup

The agenda:

Allyson Mace of Sauce magazine will tell you what you need to know about Food Truck Friday.

Clara Moore of Local Harvest Cafe will talk about being part of the new Bravo cooking competition show “Around the World in 80 Plates.”

Suzanne Corbett will chat about farmer’s markets, burgers and… mint juleps—it’s Kentucky Derby day, you know.

It’s also Cinco de Mayo. Therefore, we will find out from Jason and Adam Tilford about their popular Milagro Modern Mexican restaurant and their plans for Cinco.

Be sure to listen at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday on 590-AM, KFNS. (Please mention our show to a friend or two.)

Guest List for 3/31 Show

This Saturday, our guests are:

Evan Benn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Evan is the “Hip Hops” writer, covering the craft beer beat.

Suzanne Corbett, food and travel writer, who is just back from the 2012 Pillsbury Bake-Off. (Click on the “Recipes” tab at top of page to check out the winner!)

Stephen Proctor from the Fabulous Fox Theatre. He will share details about the special Titanic dinner on the Fox stage on 4/14/12.

Sarah Newlon from the new Black Finn restaurant at the Galleria.

Listen Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. sharp, on 590-AM, The Fan, KFNS!

Guest Lineup for Saturday, 2/18/12

Joining us Saturday on Food Talk STL:

Ian Froeb, food critic for Riverfront Times. He posts food and beverage content online via RFT’s Gutcheck blog.

Andrea Kosinski, owner of Andrea’s Gluten Free. Her company makes and sells gluten free food items at their location in Chesterfield Valley. They sell products online to buyers across the US. Many of their baked goods are now available in select Schnuck’s stores.

Suzanne Corbett, who has written about food, cooking and travel for numerous local and national publications and online outlets.

Thank you to all who listened to our first two shows! Tell a friend that we are on air—LIVE—each Saturday morning, 11:00 a.m. to noon, on 590-AM, The Fan, KFNS.