August 22, 2015
It's the weekend. And you are – if only in your dreams – in the country. In June 1984 Gourmet offered a few recipes to celebrate summer.
I particularly like the idea of this cold lettuce soup – accompanied by what were – at the time – very racy hot pepper toasts. Today I'd probably use Sriracha – and top them with some of the fresh hot peppers which are starting to fill the stands at the farmers market.
And for dessert – how about this frozen cappuccino? You'll note two things about this retro recipe: it was long before the coffee craze, so it asks for nothing more than instant coffee powder. (The truth is that instant espresso powder was a Gourmet staple for years.) It also predates the egg crisis, when salmonella became a household word, so while the whites remain raw the recipe lacks the now-ubiquitous warning about danger lurking in uncooked eggs.
Categorised in: Snacks and Beginnings