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Food with Foreign Flair!

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Better Homes and Gardens
1963

So, who knew those foreigners had such tasty food? Better Homes and Gardens is here to help. None of the recipes seem particularly interesting, but I am sure in the early 1960s this was “exotic.”

My favorite entry was the “Honorable Chinese Dinner.” Prepare to cringe while reading.

Mary

Salute to the Swiss

Honorable Chinese dinner

From the Far Pacific

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7 Responses to Food with Foreign Flair!

  • Classic. I actually have this one one my cookbook shelf, just for fun…

    • Yeah, my mom has this one. She’s actually made the Chinese Walnut Chicken many times. It is by no means authentic, but I always liked it when she served it.

  • Not very exotic at all. Of course, I remember an article in the late 1960s/early 1970s that took it as a given lasagna was an exotic foreign food you’d never encounter outside an Italian restaurant.

  • Does the book have a recipe for American Chop Suey LOL? That was a staple in my family. Although, I have to add that lasagna was a staple as well, and I think it was not too bad, ingredient-wise — my mother used ricotta and everything, and this was in the 50s and 60s. I wonder if it was hard to find the ricotta back then…

  • I’m glad they’re Honourable Chinese Dinners. You wouldn’t want to eat Dishonourable Chinese Dinners, would you? (I expect they would involve the Triads.)

  • My favorite is the “cappuccino”: whipped cream and instant coffee. There is so much wrong with this on so many levels.