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...

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Hello CHOW looking for Belgium biscuits!

by Iluvscookies 6 years ago

Way back in Boston, MA Back during the years of the late middle 60's or earlier. My mother used to buy these gourmet Belgium chocolate biscuits. Belgium dipped in many fine layers of wafers they w...

Trying to think of a biscuit that was sold......

by anncan 6 years ago

I would be guessing to say it was in the 1970's, but there was a delicious southern style biscuit sold in a box fully cooked. They were sold refrigerated & had a slight delicious crunchiness to the...

Need help identifying a lamb dish

by littlegreenfrog6 6 years ago

When I was growing up in the 70's, my mother used to make a dish that contained lamb stew meat, diced or maybe stewed tomoatoes, green beans, onions, and was served over white rice. Or maybe the ri...

Reason you fell in love with food

by pandathebaker 6 years ago

***I'm new to CH so forgive me if a thread of similar content was made in the past.*** I would love to know what started your love of food, whether it be a single memory or a collection. For me...

Anyone have a recipe for Mt. Gretna dish?

by gimlis1mum 6 years ago

From what I can recall of this childhood staple it was ground beef, macaroni, tomatoes, maybe some onion. That might be all there is to it, but i'm curious if anyone has an actual recipe. We've ...

Food Memories

by Kathleen 17 years ago

The discussions about chains, cokes, and fast foods got me thinking about this phenomenom, which I haven't seen addressed here before. For me, there is a whole category of things I like to eat bec...

John's Pizza on Bleecker

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 6 years ago

I was warning a friend not to eat at John's Pizza on Bleecker 'cuz it hasn't been good in decades. Then I realized I haven't eaten there in decades. It's really hard to shake stale conclusions. ...

Zucchini Bread

by 4chowpups 16 years ago

I am in search of a great zucchini bread recipe. A few I've tried in the past have been very light and or on the dry side. In my memories of my grandmother's bread it was dense and very moist and...

Looking for hazelnut mocha cake from Swiss bakery in Philly

by MochaMom 6 years ago

So, the Swiss Pastry shop in Philadelphia had a wonderful hazelnut cake. Moist layers of hazelnut sponge, covered with chocolate flakes. The actual bakery is still there, but clearly the recipe ha...

What food find still haunts you - that you had once and haven't found since?

by Cinnamon 12 years ago

For me it would be Cuban toast at some little shop off Alligator Alley in South Florida... long Cuban bread, halved, doused in butter and put through the sandwich-shop moving broiler till toasty, b...

Old Cook Books (late 1800's & early 1900's), links to free online e-copies

by Antilope 10 years ago

Old Cook Books (late 1800's & early 1900's), links to free online e-copies Here are links to complete e-copies of old cookbooks that can be read online and downloaded for free in PDF format, a...

Lime Rickey lore wanted

by Ric 19 years ago

Lime Rickeys are the stuff of childhood memories if you are from....yeah, where? I thought they were a Brooklyn tradition, and now I find out they were a Boston tradition, too.(Am I right or wrong ...

Do You Remember This Vintage Cookie?

by sivyaleah 16 years ago

When I was a young kind, about 6 or so, which would have been around 1965 there was a cookie that I couldn't get enough of. It sort of was like a Mallomar but without the chocolate covering, or s...

♪To all the bowls I've loved before♪ -- dishes you've lost along the way?

Kris in Beijing
by Kris in Beijing 7 years ago

Are there bowls you ate from in college, plates you had when you were first married, baking pans that your grandmother gave you -- that you have misplaced along the way? Broke? Lost in the separati...

Gross Food From the 1950s

by globocity 7 years ago

You are invited to a dinner party in which you must bring a dish from a 1950s cook book. Chances are, you'll have to choose from dishes with Jell-O, mayonnaise, inexplicably-placed cheese, ground b...

Searching for the long lost San Francisco Special Egg Foo Yung

by servpro8912 9 years ago

Years ago my father took us to a restaurant in Chinatown that served a special type of Egg Foo Yung. It wasn't your typical flat style but was a brown deep fried lump that was covered in a brown sa...

Canned Potato Pancakes

by PJ 20 years ago

I'm looking for any information on a product called "Pan-Tato" made by a Chicago company about 20 years ago. It was pre-made potato pancakes in a can, ready to slice, and fry up. Does anyone reme...

Palate Memory...

by jrvedivici 6 years ago

There is a thread somewhere on here about "Palatable frozen foods", which brings me to a recent experience I had. A couple of weeks ago I opened my freezer to find a box of Ellio's pizza. I really ...

Remember this candy bar?

by stootz 14 years ago

I can't seem to find anyone who does. It's from the mid-late 1970's and is roughly the size and shape of a Wunderbar, except it's off-white in colour (white chocolate?). It's kind of crispy/chewy...

90s food!

by blkery 8 years ago

I grew up in the early-mid 90s and would like to throw a potluck around the theme (there will be some awesome music). I'm trying to think of signature 90s food that isn't soda or candy, but the bes...

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