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Food Nostalgia

The Mysterious History of Red Velvet Cake

What exactly is in a real red velvet cake and where did it come from in the first place? Red velvet cake is an equal parts vivacious and mysterious confection with Southern...
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Desperately Seeking Cookies

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by omgalletas 9 years ago

Well, one particular kind of cookie I recall from my childhood. I grew up in the bordertown of El Paso, Texas with my very, very Mexican family. It wasn't unusual to find Mexican food products in...

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How did Poor Man's Lobster turn into the "New Fois Gras"?

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by Kaththee 7 days ago

I remember when langoustine was dirt cheap. In the mid-80s I would buy it at the Navy PX for 3.00 a pound and it came with a label that said it contained food coloring. We moved from Virginia Bea...

Trying to recall cookies from the past

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by CajunJacques 10 years ago

One is a windmill cookie that my mom used to buy possibly in late '70s but definitely in the '80s but I don't know who made them. Here is a pic of it but I found no background on it: http://img1...

Yum-Yum Cookies -- Does Anyone Remember?

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by onebite 13 years ago

There was a cookie made by Sunshine Co. that was my childhood favorite. Called Yum-Yum cookies, it was a wafer covered with caramel, chocolate, and toasted coconut. The closest I have come in adu...

Langosta viva en temporano - Mariscos Bahia - Ensenada

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by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Lucky to be in Baja during the short season for Langosta (Pacific spiny lobster), I had the chance to indulge in a live lobster at Mariscos Bahia two nights ago. My visits to the area usually focus...

Liver pudding

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by CHASNATIVE 1 month ago

Liver pudding is a traditional sausage product of the black people in and around Charleston S.C. Lacking access to skeletal muscle meats and being left with visceral products (offal) i.e. heart, ki...

Chili: It indeed has beans!!!

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by whm1974 15 days ago

Despite what many Texas may claim, beans have has been part the popular stew famously known as Chili. And always have since the dish was actually invented by the Native Americans who live in the ar...

Tuna and Egg Noodles with Major Grey Chutney

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by PenguinVienna 19 days ago

When I lived in San Francisco in the '70s and '80s, I used to make this dish from a recipe on the bag of Golden Grain egg noodles. Might sound weird, but I loved it — a cheap, tasty, and quick supp...

What is 'old-school' Italian cooking?

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by gutreactions 2 months 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 ...

Juciful Drinks

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by urbanautumn 30 days ago

Hi, I have a feeling that I'm not going to have much luck with this but has anyone seen any of the Juciful carton drinks in any West Indian grocery stores or Caribbean restaurants? I live in Toront...

Need help with cookie identification from the past

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by dustinc_70655 1 month ago

Hello all, I'm trying to find the name of a cookie that I enjoyed as a kid in the 80's/90's. It's a small brown cookie about the size of a quarter, crunchy in texture. There was a circular swirl pa...

does anyone remember Melody cookies?

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by huisclothes 12 years ago

they were large flat dark chocolate wafers with scalloped edges and big grains of coarse sugar embedded in one side. i remember seeing them up till the seventies and then no more. would love to l...

Is mutton making a comeback in the US?

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Still, McGuire, Kennard and other champions for mutton say the meat has a lot to offer and that rebranding, re-education and investment in small processing plants are needed to create new b...

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...

The woman saving Georgia's lost cheeses

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"... From the Svaneti region deep in the Caucasus Mountains to the Samtskhe-Javakheti region to the south (and beyond), these are some of the more popular artisanal cheeses that are being re-in...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

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by gutreactions 3 months 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...

Shortbread Cookies in the blue can

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by Shaylala 12 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 ...

The ESSENCE of European Cooking

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by GTJ 5 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...

Villa Girgente

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by AslK 2 months ago

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