Food Nostalgia

Eat Like an Astronaut: The Best Space-Age Foods You Can Buy

From astronaut ice cream to astronaut borscht, there are plenty of ways to eat like you're in space. And what better time than on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing? As the old saying goes, “the...

Hundreds of Cookbooks at Low Cost

by Querencia 8 hours ago

Chicago news is that this coming weekend July 25, 26, 27, and 28 (2019) is the huge annual Newberry Library Book Fair where among the > 150,000 donated items will be sold hundreds and hundreds of ...


Cookin' with Hooch

Perilagu Khan
by Perilagu Khan 5 days ago

This thread is for discussing your favorite hooch-heavy dishes, and the various boozes, wines and beers with which you love to cook. Last night I prepared a Jamaican-inspired pan-roasted steak ...

Conca D’oro chocolate cookie bars

by TAS826 4 days ago

Hello. I was hoping someone may have a recipe posted in a 1970s Bon Appetit RSVP. It was for an Italian cookie from a bakery in NJ called Conca D’oro. The bakery will no longer share the recipe but...

The cake that brought me closer to the wonderful woman I'll never know

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

" . . . Online I discovered blogs where bakers of my generation cook directly from the recipe books of forebears. . .

Meet the remarkable Fu Pei-mei

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

" . . . Before Martin Yan wisecracked his way into the hearts of PBS viewers in the early ’80s, and long before Ming Tsai spread the gospel of East Meets West cooking on the Food Network, there was...

Yes Yes Cookies

by Amy 14 years ago

Does anyone remember/know where I can get Yes Yes cookies (online or in the SF Bay Area)? I last remember eating these cookies in about 1972 in the Boston Area, don't know if they were just a local...

Chowhound Celebrates 22 Years: Hounds Share Favorite Threads, Restaurants Reccos, & Cooking Tips

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 21 days ago

As Chowhound turns 22 (happy birthday to us!) we take the opportunity to look inward, at YOU, the Hounds who make this community so vibrant, packed with fascinating information about food & drinks,...


by cindysgarden 17 days ago

We are having a banner year with our fruit trees! Right now apricots are the star of the show. I freeze, make jam, fruit leather and much more. Can I dry and make flour with some of them?

Marinated Garbonzo Beans

by marcjh 17 days ago

When I was a kid in the 70s and 80s, we used to get marinated garbanzo beans from the supermarket. They were delicious. They came in a glass jar and I think also had pimentos. We bought it at Ra...

When/where did you first taste it?

by gutreactions 3 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 ...

Vanilla sandwich cookies from the 70s/80s

by mariahan 4 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...

Leno's Clam Bar (Greasy Nick's) still at it in New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 30 days ago

I started going to Leno's Clam Bar (more commonly known as: Greasy Nick's) along Pelham Road, New Rochelle, generations ago for their burgers, steamers, fried clams, grilled hotdogs, and corn on th...

Kate Mantilini Sourdough

by fizzyierlifting 3 months ago

anyone know where to get sourdough as great as that made at kate mantilini on wilshire @ doheny [now closed]? have not found a loaf that holds a candle to it.

What Were These Called?!

by opinionatedchef 3 years ago

Driving me nuts. You know "oyster crackers"?- a tiny soda cracker that New Englanders often eat with chowder? Well in the 60's we used to have 6" round flat discs just like oyster crackers. "low fa...

Cookies from the 80s???

by jnb336 9 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...

Kelloggs Danish Go Rounds

by Mike Cecere 18 years ago

I can remember them when I was a child (born in 1964.) They were similar to Pop Tarts, only much better. They were swirled in an elliptical path from the center. My favorite was cinnamon. Any body ...

Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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...

Anyone remember a discontinued snack from the 1980s called Donut Cookies or Butter Donut Cookies?

by kenssd 2 months ago

I am just trying to find a picture of the packaging. From what I can recall they were bite sized beige donut shaped cookies and they came in a mostly red pouch with mirror/foil/reflective surface i...

Butterbun Bakery Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn

by pannunz2010 2 months ago

I grew up in Midwood and every Sunday for a dozen years would stop at Butterbun's Bakery on Nostrand Avenue. I could never get enough of their seven layer cake and eventually they closed and when I...