Forty Years Ago Today….

January 2, 2017

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Couldn’t resist trolling through the January, 1977 issue of Gourmet, just to remind myself what a different world it was.  I found many ads for long-gone restaurants….

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Along with a reminder that in those days travel was both safe and cheap.

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Recipes, however, were often time-consuming.  This issue suggested pike quenelles with shrimp sauce (an all-day project), baked Alaska, puff pastry…. well you get the idea.

It also, however, featured this recipe for a banana cake that strikes me as both unusual and appealing.

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Winter Green

January 1, 2017

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Feeling like you need a little color?  Here are a few recipes for the easiest green of winter from the January 1985 issue of Gourmet.

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And here, for Eric, is the Margarita recipe. And then – why not? – the one the magazine printed alongside for guacamole.  Happy New Year!

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