Food Nostalgia

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes seem even better from the box (or can). If you disagree, though, don't worry; we've got you...

Setting the way back machine - Sadie's Steak Tips, Waltham

by Amandarama 4 months ago

Now that the snow is beginning to melt, I'm thinking ahead to firing up the grill. Was thinking back to the steak tips at Sadie's, which was off Moody St. in Waltham. Anyone have thoughts on how ...

Who has plans?

by jangita 25 days ago

I just got frequent flyer seats for spring 2022. Into Rome and out of Venice with (maybe) a week in Abruzzo in between. I am dreaming of meals at Armando for starters. Anyone else going this yea...

Cab Calloway - Everybody Eats When They Come To My House

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

After hearing this tonight on my drive home, I thought I'd share this classic, "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" by Cab Calloway. Swing! The lyrics: Have a banana, Hannah Try t...

1970s Nostalgia dining

by StevietheFish 26 days ago

This afternoon I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about food nostalgia, and we decided that once we are again at liberty, post-lockdown, that she and I would go for table-side servic...

100yr Old Menu Found During Café Refurb

by kySafran 1 month ago

This is a nice story. One for Harters. During the restoration of a café in Liverpool, UK, workman recently found a menu dating back to Wednesday 15 January 1913, just 6 months before Europe diss...

Will Mother's Day be different this year?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Last year many of us curtailed our Mother's Day plans due to the pandemic. Will you be marking it differently on Sunday, May 9th? We Zoomed it last time. Gathering, perhaps dining out? Please share...

Heritage Apple Search and Apple Trees for Sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

This website landed in my inbox today, offering heritage apple trees for sale in the fall. Perhaps more interesting is the effort to find and save lost, heirloom varieties. The site can also help i...

Kentucky Derby is May 1: Any Food & Drink Plans?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

A few years ago, we decided to get a big container of Kentucky Fried Chicken with all the fixins on Derby Day. Last year was curtailed, as it was with so many other events. What about this year? Wi...

"The Families that Fed America": Andrea Nguyen on the History Channel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

One of our favorite cookbook authors stars in the pilot episode of "The Families that Fed America". She makes Bò Kho, but shares so much more about her family's path and the recipes they saved and ...

Cooking Movies

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by tim irvine 4 months ago

The discussion of the new Stanley Tucci series brought up The Big Night. It made me do a search for a thread on cooking movies. Nothing current came up, and therefore I decided to start one. Oth...

New Look, Same Great Taste

by Mike R. 4 months ago

Bought some great-tasting snack-food products I've enjoyed for decades. At a most-welcomed promo price of two boxes for $6.00, plus a buck off each box with manufacturers' weekly paper / "shopper"...

"February 23 is Patty Day, Toronto’s tastiest holiday"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . But the Jamaican beef patty of Toronto differs from patties elsewhere both in style and, because of 1985’s Patty Wars, in name: in Jamaica they are simply 'patties,' while in Toronto, they ...

What is 'old-school' Italian cooking?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

We hear the term so often. Where did it get started? How do you define it? Is it a knock, or a compliment? Is it a kitchen that uses a lot of red sauce? Is it an Italian-American restaurant in the ...


by dsal 4 months ago

My mother used to make Chicken Paprikas when I was a little girl, using by Hungarian grandmother's recipe. My mom would buy her paprika at the neighborhood grocery store-- I think it was made by Du...

Is it Possible to Replicate Regional Dishes Successfully at Home?

by kySafran 4 months ago

When we travel we have food experiences. In fact, to my mind, it's one of the main reasons for traveling. But can those experiences be recreated successfully when we get back home or should they be...

Whistling Oyster, Ogunquit

by TD 16 years ago

Can someone tell me where this restaurant used to be located in Ogunquit? I know there is a gift shop in Perkins Cove with the same name, but I'm not sure if it has any affiliation, location or ot...

Eating pizza with knife & fork: what's the problem?

by gutreactions 4 months ago

I have extracted this issue from an unrelated discussion on these boards. There are those 'purists' out there that continuously rant about eating pizza with a knife & fork. Ok, I know that's what w...

Super Bowl LV - Menu Favorites

by treb 4 months ago

Well at least there was a full season. What's your favorite tail gate (although inside) goodies? I'm focusing on Spicy (real spicy) Texas Style (no beans) Chili with all the tasty sides. C...

Date Nut Bread and Cream Cheese

by Michael S 20 years ago

I grew up eating these sandwiches. If I am not mistaken the brand name of the bread was Dromedary. It was a fixture on the Chock Full O'Nuts menu. The last time I saw it on a menu was also in NY at...

Gold's Horseradish & Fox's U-Bet Syrups Long Island plant to close in March

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

This announcement set off a flurry on the West Coast where I am. Anyone else concerned that the private equity firm that owns these iconic brands does not yet have another facility under contra...