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When Did Omelets Become Fairly Common in American Home Cooking?

opinionatedchef | Jan 7, 201206:30 PM

I recently saw a 1957 Gregory peck/Lauren Bacall comedy called Desiging Woman, in which she cooks him an omelet (caveat- in the film,as in real life, she came from class and wealth; and the film took place in NYC.) In my head, i had omelets becoming commonplace in the U.S. later than this.

The site above shows omelet recipes in the 1965 NYTimes Cookbook, followed by JuliaChild in 1972.

Anybody know when they became somewhat mainstream/frequently found in home kitchens?? Thnx much.

p.s. maybe in Hollywood and CA. in general, home cooking was culinarily ahead of 'Mainstream America' ? ( I know this is produce related, but produce does go hand in hand w/ cooking: my mom and dad, from Va. and New Orl., never tasted artichokes until they met in CA. after WWII.)

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