Retro Food

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Fri, 31/05/2024 - 05:29
When we first introduced this drink, we were of two minds about it. “Tastes as fresh-faced as summer, we said. But was it, perhaps, a trifle “unsophisticated?” By this time the Bullfrog has acquired a modest but growing following who don’t seem to have any problems with it at all. Which raises the question: canContinue reading The Smirnoff Bullfrog (1975)
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Wed, 19/07/2023 - 22:32
Welcome to Wiener Wednesday! This week’s recipe comes from an October 1975 issue of Seventeen Magazine.   IT’S DOG EAT DOG! Partytime or anytime, serve America’s under-the-umbrella favorite in an irresistible  round-about way: Slash frankfurters along one side, broil, and place on a hamburger bun. Fill the center with taste-tempting delights like the ones shownContinue reading Wiener Wednesday: The Frank Sinatra (1975)
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Thu, 13/07/2023 - 07:06
Welcome to Wiener Wednesday! DiS1972 reader Dana is a good friend of the blog and submitted this recipe (with a boatload of other hot dog gems) for my consideration. I picked this recipe because of the adorable illustrations and the whimsical name, Snow Caps (although it was tough to pass on something called 20th CenturyContinue reading WIENER WEDNESDAY! Cutco Cookbook: Snow Caps (1956)
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Wed, 28/06/2023 - 05:37
I love vintage cookbooks, but my favorite genre may be “Recipes from Restaurants That Aren’t There Anymore.” So I immediately bought a copy of Favorite Restaurant Recipes: 500 Unforgettable Dishes from the R.S.V.P. Column of Bon Appetit (1982) when it first popped on my radar. For the R.S.V.P. Column, readers would request recipes from theirContinue reading The Coach House Black Bean Soup & Corn Sticks (1982)
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Sat, 03/06/2023 - 00:16
Earlier this week my office hosted a Bon Voyage party for one of my coworkers who is moving on to bigger and better things. The party was nautical-themed with little sail boats everywhere. I felt compelled to bust out my Jell-O molds, so I decided, in keeping with the theme, to make a fish-shaped gelatin.Continue reading Jell-O Pudding Idea Book: Pastel Pudding Dessert (1968)
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Wed, 24/05/2023 - 22:51
Earlier this month I received an invitation for a dinner party hosted by my friends Tom and Kathleen. When I asked what to bring, they said dessert. Since they were participants in my Easter Brunch featuring Smirnoff Jell-O Eggs, I decided to carry on the Jell-O theme and bake a Orange Coconut Cake from TheContinue reading The Joys of Jell-O Gelatin: Orange Coconut Cake (1981)