We just filmed and episode of The Inn Crowd at the historical Casa del Herrero in Montecito, California. The kitchen sports a restored 1936 Magic Chef Range in full working order. I found a cook book published by the manufacturer of the same vintage and used it as a basis for the menu.
From the Casa's web page:
"Few of Montecito’s legendary estates remain essentially unchanged. The Casa del Herrero, designed by architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America, is included on the National Register of Historic Places, and in January 2009, was designated a National Historic Landmark by then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.
George Fox Steedman, an industrialist, engineer, and amateur architect, had a vision for the house and grounds that went beyond fashion, and he assembled an extraordinary team of architects, landscape architects, antiquarians, and horticulturists to produce the Casa del Herrero estate (House of the Blacksmith)—recognized today as a masterpiece of the Country Place era. His participation in every detail of the property’s buildings, furnishings, and gardens is the reason the estate makes a single artistic statement that is greater than the sum of its parts. Today the entire 11-acre site is owned and operated as a historic house museum and garden by the Casa del Herrero, a 501(c)3 public non-profit organization, with the goal of preserving the house and grounds, as well as the family’s collection of antiques, books, sketchbooks, drawings, and horticultural records."
One of the dishes prepared was the Sunshine Cake, as sort of chiffon type cake. I added a custard sauce and fresh berries. I will post more on this episode as well as the recipe closer to the airing date.