Tag Archives: 1960s

Soup for a Snowy Week

Our crocuses bloomed, but now they’ve face planted in a foot of snow, thanks to fickle New England weather. A blizzard shut down the city for an entire day last week, which gave me time to cook an intriguing recipe for … Continue reading

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Comfort Food: Bread for Brides

After the loss of our two beloved family pets within a month, I barely wanted to grocery shop, let alone cook. I’m slowly regaining the kitchen by making comfort food – familiar dishes that demand little creativity and deliver the … Continue reading

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‘Something a Little Exotic’ to Grill

Americans have long celebrated July 4 with picnics but they didn’t always grill hamburgers and hot dogs. The Food Timeline reports that at various times in history, Americans served whole, broiled hogs; cold meats; salmon with new potatoes and green peas; and “temperance” … Continue reading

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A Cocktail From the 50th State

Hawaii, coveted for its sugar plantations and its strategic location in the Pacific, didn’t become the 50th of the United States until 1959. Just six years later, history does not creep into Vincent and Mary Price’s A Treasury of Great … Continue reading

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5 Ingredients, 5 Minutes for Cranberry Relish

When the English settlers arrived in Massachusetts in 1621, they found an unfamiliar, low-growing fruit: the cranberry.

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Nothing Scary in Vincent Price’s Cocktail

The Halloween celebration of all things scary made it a perfect time to stream classic films starring Vincent Price, nicknamed the “Master of Menace.” The Saint Louis-born actor made a name for himself in the 1950s in “House of Wax” … Continue reading

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One hour, 400 Mushroom Sandwiches

A grilled sandwich with cooked mushroom filling may not sound like a must-have lunch, but tradition always rules at the Chautauqua Institution

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