Monthly Archives: July 2011

CLIFTON’S CAFETERIA, LOS ANGELES

This is one of the last remaining old L.A. eateries in the downtown area. In years gone by, Angeleno families would make a trip here for dinner as part of a special Sunday outing. If you’re looking for a square … Continue reading

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FAMOUS APPALACHIAN BISCUITS

Appalachia is famous for many things – bluegrass music, shape-note singing, moonshine, hillbillies and ramps. But a little known fact to most of those who live outside the region is that it is also home to the tastiest, most mouth-watering  biscuits you’ll … Continue reading

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MRS TATUM’S OLD-TIME CINCINNATI CHILI

Cincinnati Chili is a mystery to most chili fans, frequently copied but seldom duplicated – plus it’s the only chili I know of that’s served on spaghetti. When in Cincinnati you can’t just order a bowl of chili, you need to know … Continue reading

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TWO IN CALIFORNIA

THE STINKING ROSE – San Francisco San Francisco cuisine has long been imaginative, with a number of well-known food and drink items invented in the city, such as Green Goddess salad dressing in 1915 and Irish Coffee in 1952. Home … Continue reading

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BIBIMBAP RECIPE

Here’s an old family recipe that my father brought back from Korea in the early 1950s. If you are loyal to the ingredients and method of preparation you will be royally rewarded. To eat, stir the ingredients through the rice … Continue reading

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1950s AMBROSIA FRUIT SALAD

Ambrosia Salad is a traditional Southern recipe that has enjoyed widespread popularity throughout the United States.  I first became aware of it in the 1950s when my mother served it up one evening. Ambrosia is a super-sweet creation, served as … Continue reading

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AMERICAN FOOD & DRINKS TO GO – 1950s style

Eating on the run, and the rise of convenience-food outlets, seemed to become part of the American way of life after the Second World War. Being a baby boomer, as well as part of a family that did a lot … Continue reading

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