Food Nostalgia

If You Love S'mores, You Have the Girl Scouts to Thank

Ever wondered who invented s'mores? Now that it's summertime, you've probably found yourself lounging by the fire pit, or maybe you're basking in the glow of a bonfire down at the beach—or at least...

What did you taste that was astonishingly good?

by mashemup 12 days ago

I spent an astonishing amount of time figuring out how to phrase the question. So it probably requires a little more explanation. The first time I had Tom Kha Gai soup, many years ago, I couldn’t b...

Anywhere to get shish Barak, josh para, or manti

by ilnazn 17 days ago

I’m looking for somewhere in Vancouver that sells shish Batak/ manti, a type of dumpling similar to tortellini popular in the Middle East and Central Asia. Is there anywhere that sells it pre made ...

Violet Mints

by tjfurio 7 days ago

Someone asked about small violet mints. In the Northwest they were made by Morrow's Nut House. I used to buy them in Portland. Unfortunately they are no longer available.

The best Chinese almond cookie in San Francisco?

by poot 18 days ago

I see loads of walnut cookies in the classic mode, New May Wah has great big tins and plastic hatboxes full of nasty-looking things, but nowhere the almond cookies of my youth. Where in San Fran...

Vanilla sandwich cookies from the 70s/80s

by mariahan 5 years ago

I'm trying to remember the name/manufacturer of vanilla cream sandwich cookies from my childhood. I grew up in the Midwest and I'm 45, so these would be from the late 70s-80s or early 90s. They wer...

Commercial Cookie from the past

by speckert98 22 days ago

Hi Anyone remember of a cookie. very thin both sides kinda brown shiny like glazed from baking thin raisin like center lightly sweet

The Cherokee Chefs Bringing Back North America’s Lost Cuisine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 26 days ago

" . . . Barton wasn’t just learning about a few forgotten ingredients—she was rediscovering an entire food culture. When ancient Greeks and people around the Mediterranean were pressing olives into...

Food is Life

by fortheloveoffood1 2 years ago

I've been thinking much about food these days. Up until early this year, I thought plants felt no pain. Now, after doing some research, I have found they have many characteristics similar to humans...

Pantry cookie from 1970's

by tcomeau 3 years ago

I was wondering if anyone out there remembers Pantry cookies. I grew up with them in Massachusetts when I was younger, They where about 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 kinda round very flat, and very hard.I believe...

When Chinese Restaurant Shrimp Was Great

by zackly 1 month ago

If you're older and wonder why shrimp dishes you remember fondly from many years ago just aren't the same today, it's not your taste buds it's the shimp itself. You can argue the pluses and minuses...

chocolate chip cookies in Lahaina

by emily 16 years ago

When I was kid in the 1980s, we used to visit Maui a few times a year and one of the food treats that stood out for me were chocolate chip cookies. These cookies came from a bakery located on the f...

any old new yorkers out there, Yorkville in the 1970's?

by sues 19 years ago

I lived in New York in the 1970's, and I still dream about the Linzer cookies, raspberry and apricot, from Bauer's bakery in Yorkville. They were unlike any other linzer cookies, huge, golden brow...

Childhood tastes - favorites then and now

by cheesytaters 3 years ago

A few of us highjacked a post about recreating deli-style tuna salad to discuss favorite childhood foods. What were your childhood favorites? How were they prepared? Were they made from scratch, or...

How can I get Liguria Bakery foccacia shipped?

by Lynndsey Rigberg 2 months ago

Hi Chowhounds in SF, I grew up in the city and Liguria Bakery is the taste of my childhood! But I live in LA now. I want to send some focaccia to a friend (and myself) and I would really appreciat...

Shortbread Cookies in the blue can

by Shaylala 13 years ago

I am having a craving for the shortbread cookies in the blue can. Not the holiday cookie mix blue can it was in a coffee type can. What was it called? Is it still out there for sale?? Thanks it ...

Sticky Buns (from Mr. Otto, Williamsport PA)

by glaforme 13 years ago

Stumbled on this site this a.m. and read some postings from folks from the Williamsport area. Fondly remember the Village Tea Room and MR. Otto and of course Tags! Does anyone have a recipe for t...

Loft's Candy

by bucknell 2 months ago

Loft's Candy from my youth just popped into my mind.

Prolific Oven's Bake at Home Kits (Palo Alto, Sunnyvale)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

During the time of Covid-19, we've had to say good-bye to some beloved restaurants and food purveyors and dread news of the next closing. So it is especially sweet and a welcome relief to learn of ...

Cookies from the 80s???

by jnb336 10 years ago

I'm trying to find some cookies from my husband's childhood that he talks about ALL the time! I'm pretty sure they don't make them any more, but I think just knowing that someone else remembers th...