Comments on: Retro recipie attempts at “the good old days” http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Perdita http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-887820 Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:51:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-887820 Just swung by and one thing that amused me was how in the USA, ‘ration’ food included hot dogs. Hot dogs would be a terrifying waste of precious meat to a British wartime cook! Retro recipes in the UK, from ration-book-times, are actually incredibly healthy and veg-heavy because you got so little meat, egg, fish, cheese and fat.

Interestingly, people started to lose their sweet tooth and there was a recorded generational gap between wartime adults/babies (disliked excess sugar and fat, found things ‘rich’- as my gran did) and baby boomers (sugar un-rationed when they were kids so saw sugar and luxe foods as wonderful)… and attitudes to fat and sugar today.

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By: Mock Apple Pie « Retro Recipe Attempts http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-667738 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:39:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-667738 [...] Apple Pie This week’s retro cooking was inspired largely by comments on Historiann’s post about my Not-So-Orange Velvet Pie. I’d never heard of the Mock Apple Pie which was mentioned [...]

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By: the good old days » Blog Archive » Retro Recipe Attempt: Mock Apple Pie http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-103206 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:35:02 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-103206 [...] week’s retro cooking was inspired largely by comments on Historiann’s post about my Not-So-Orange Velvet Pie. I’d never heard of the Mock Apple Pie which was mentioned [...]

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-93908 Sun, 05 Oct 2008 18:40:02 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-93908 Won’t even require monetizing (the shirts part, I mean). Everyone could design their own favorite shirt, “source” it locally, and send in the image for potential posting.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-93842 Sun, 05 Oct 2008 14:20:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-93842 Well, Indyanna, I guess you could offer colonial campfire cookies!

And Rose, I’m glad you like “the good old days.” (Tom, you can still send Xmas cookies–I’ll have to work on the shirt.)

I’m sure many of you have already seen the T-shirt that says, “More people have read this T-shirt than have read your stupid blog.” I think most of us academics could get T-shirts that say, “More people have read this T-shirt than have read my stupid book,” and that would probably be accurate, too.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-93697 Sun, 05 Oct 2008 03:17:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-93697 Historiann,

I realized right after I hit send yesterday that neither of my ovens (@Philly or in Bituminosia) actually works, in the sense of heating up! So I might have had to “bake” these things on a sheet propped over an open fire in the backyard. Except that I also don’t really have a yard at either place. All that said, I would like to have a T-shirt for next summer; I even have a good design in mind!

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By: Rose http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-93650 Sat, 04 Oct 2008 23:20:07 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-93650 You’re right, Historiann–I *do* really enjoy that blog! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. As Tom notes, above, his parents still engage in some pretty retro foodways, but *my* parents actually have retro FOOD in their house. Seriously–stuff that no one’s seen on a grocery store shelf since 1967.

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By: Tom http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-93608 Sat, 04 Oct 2008 21:07:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-93608 Christmas pudding made with suet is a long standing family tradition where I come from (though it seems to get ever harder to find good suet, most of which is destined for bird feeders, I guess). I love it, of course, but somehow Rose never seems quite as enthusiastic. And I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten the mock apple pie; another tradition on the old homestead is mock mincemeat, which I also love. Mockery, just generally, I guess, was an old tradition at home, now that I think of it.

And maybe we’ll send you some Xmas cookies, Historiann, if you up the ante on the prizes to Historiann-logo T-shirts. Oh wait, I guess you decided against monetizing, didn’t you?

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By: Sisyphus http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-93587 Sat, 04 Oct 2008 19:31:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-93587 Wait, I want my readers to send me cookies! Brilliant plan, Historiann!

And I wouldn’t be able to eat any of the foods even from when I was growing up any more … mom hasn’t cooked any of them since she had to do on a low-cholesterol diet.

But speaking of baking, I remember when she used to make pies from scratch and had a little extra lump of dough, she used to make “cinnamon sugar pie,” which was a thin little mini crust baked up with lots of cinnamon and sugar on top. Kinda like a cross between a snickerdoodle and a really crispy dessert quesadilla. Yum!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/03/retro-recipie-attempts-at-the-good-old-days/comment-page-1/#comment-93489 Sat, 04 Oct 2008 13:40:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1305#comment-93489 Little Midwestern College, as I recall (and as Indyanna suggests), “Mock Apple Pie” was a recipe on the back of the Ritz Cracker box in the 1970s. How interesting that that even-higher-carb “apple” pie recipe has such deep roots–I never would have guessed that! Thanks for the fun facts.

And, Indyanna–the cookie contest was just a joke about trying to get my readers to do my holiday baking for me…but if you insist…

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