Now that is something I most definitely will not cook ;)
time travel to food from childhood - Page 2
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In the 50's
Uncles would go to Hunt's point to purchase foods for their restaurants. Nonna would tag along to buy our daily home food for her to cook..
We ate traditional Italian fare with meats, pasta and fish on the appropriate days. Pastas and veges were usually made together. Spinach pasta, mushed Fava bean ravioli's etc.
She used to tell me that I cried when we would go to the restaurant and the pasta was white.
I can remember her using the Betty Crocker Cookbook and the Fanny Farmer book as trivets. I used to beg for prepared foods from the grocery store. Please, please! I knew that the only way I was going to get a bike was to save S&H Green Stamps. I hung around the market taking groceries to cars in exchange for stamps. Memories.
I love it on saltine crackers! Pickled herring is good stuff and I grew up eating it. With a German/Norwegian(mainly, about another dozen nationalities in my family tree) we ate a lot of old world recipes when I was growing up.
@Cerise I have the entire collection of time life books they are actually excellent. Written by Richard Olney they are some of my favorite books in my collection.
I'm envious. ;-) I hope to pick up a few more over time. Some of the recipes are artery cloggers, but some look and sound delicious. The illustrations are beautiful, and I like the step-by-step pics as well.
1. Broil cheese whiz on bread until it is brown/black and bubbly. Dip in room temp alphaghetti as added bonus
2. Boil water and add to thermos then pop in frozen wiener for instant lunch with packets of mustard ripped off from leftover fast food places and whatever bread is about to go bad. If no wiener, sub with pepperoni
They really are a treasure. After I read the Pasta book, I bought my first Imperia pasta machine, and made my first homemade handcranked pasta. I still have the Imperia.