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Food Nostalgia

Give Thanks for Green Bean Casserole & the Woman Who Invented It

Even if the name Dorcas Reilly doesn’t ring a bell, you’re likely familiar with her iconic culinary creation. Way back in 1955, Reilly, who served as the Test Kitchen Manager for the Campbell Soup Company...
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Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

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by gutreactions 22 days ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

The ESSENCE of European Cooking

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by GTJ 2 months ago

On a thread having to do with cast iron pots the topic shifted to French Cuisine and, in somewhat obsessive fashion as is my tendency, I decided to pursue the topic 'theoretically' as well as pract...

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Villa Girgente

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by AslK 4 days ago

After seeing article on Villa Girgente, does anyone know the name of the rib restaurant down the block on Paulina?

Applesauce Raisin Cookies from 1960’s

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by lmanasee 4 days ago

Would anyone happen to remember applesauce raisin cookies that were sold in the 1960’s? The cookies were crispy and the raisins were burnt and crispy. I think they came in a bag and the company mig...

Vanilla sandwich cookies from the 70s/80s

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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...

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

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by gutreactions 18 days ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Toast, rediscovered...

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by gutreactions 20 days ago

A medication I am taking right now requires that I have it with a little food. So, I began making a piece of toast in the morning. And you know, I like it. I have rediscovered how good toast with a...

History Channel "The Food That Built America" series

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by CookingChemicalEngineer 14 days ago

Has anyone watched this? I've just now caught about a half of an episode dramatizing the rise of the Kellogg and Post cereal empires, H.J. Heinz and his ketchup and his impact on the U.S. food reg...

George Washington Cake?

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by cgarner 9 years ago

My husband grew up in Germantown in the late 50's and early 60's. He has fond memories of George Washington Cake (it's kind of a spice cake chocolate icing or frosting, I'm not sure) sold in large ...

Borden Eggnog in a can?

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by donutcat0 2 years ago

Does anyone know where one can find the old canned Borden eggnog? I know more recently they've switched over to selling it in the carton and I have been told that it's not as good. Trying to find t...

Has anyone heard of a chocolate bell?

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by sweetpotato 3 years ago

I'm from New York, maybe it's a New York thing, but when I was a child the bakery had a single serving concoction that I always called a "bell" because it was in the shape of a bell. When you cut i...

When/where did you first taste it?

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

While having cocktails with friends at a local happy hour spot, we got into when we had our first taste of certain foods and beverage. Well, it was fun recalling our earliest culinary memories and ...

Need help with recipe: poppy seed cake from Kramer's Pastries • New York • Yorkville

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by BakingFool27 2 months ago

Trying to locate a recipe for the poppy seed cake sold at the old Kramer's Pastries. The Kramer family's bakery was at 1643 Second Avenue in Yorkville from 1953 to 1999. We really want to recreate ...

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

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by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

". . . In December, Keith Allen quietly announced the closing of Allen & Son in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, considered by many to be the perfect fulcrum between Eastern North Carolina and Lexingto...

Can the McRib Survive in the Viral Food Culture It Created?

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . For decades, the McRib has served as the blueprint for fast food brands hoping to cultivate fan participation, weaponizing a short supply to trump up demand. The retirement tours eventually...

A champion of the unplugged, earth-conscious life, Wendell Berry is still ahead of us

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Today, October 12, is National Farmers Day. Unusual for me on a Saturday, I didn't make it to my local farmers market. In truth, I didn't even leave the house. However, the first thing I read this ...

Need help with a product

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by DWDinAtlanta 2 months ago

My mother in law was Japanese. She had many Korean friends. So not sure if this is a Japanese or Korean product. I have a recipe she gave me, my kids loved it and they both have asked about it r...

Dixson's relish

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by Gpatriarch 2 months ago

Does anyone know of a relish similar to Dixson's which is no longer made?

The key to making ground turkey a great addition to your recipes? Bacon (like the real stuff, made from pigs).

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by TokiyoRio 3 months ago

No, it's not a way to switch to ground turkey to reduce your saturated fat intake, but ground turkey has some advantages. It's a lot less expensive than ground beef, and it has a smaller environmen...

Looking for Clyde's meat bread recipe

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by Btravers 3 months ago

I lived in plymouth mass and i remember my dad would take me to Clyde's bakery and on every wed we would wait for the fresh meat bread to come out. my dad would call it yaulk. not sure if thats the...