hubiestubert: You mean that caesar made with egg yolks, olive oil, anchovies, and Parmesan ISN'T low fat?Yeah, gelatin was big back in the day. Savory as well as sweet. So were essentially forcemeat salads. It was the dawn of processed food, and a golden age for marketing. Health education, and good eating habits, not so much...
Huggermugger: I kind of want to taste the potato salad loaf.
chitownmike: So what you are saying is that you have no idea how cookbooks originated in America?
highwayrun: Paging Mr. James Lileks to a white courtesy phone, Mr. James Lileks to a white courtesy phone.
Bathia_Mapes: I grew up using Miracle Whip as a salad dressing. Not just tuna salad & egg salad, but green salads too. My grandma's idea of a green salad was iceberg lettuce, tomatoes & occasionally some cut up spring onions if those were available, all slathered in Miracle Whip. I was in my late teens before I ever had another type of dressing on green salad & that was at a friend's home.
Nineinchnosehair: devildog123: Well, to be fair, the salad and baloney loaf was a WWII thing, trying to use as few rationed products as possible. Look up some of the baked goods recipies from that era, trying to substitue a lot. Also, today we take for granted a lot of the rapid shipping of produce that let's you get fresh looking produce in Minnisota in January, for a relatively decent price. Back in those days, if stuff was out of season, you either bought canned, did without, or paid triple for stuff that looked like it would go bad by dinner. Thus lots of heavy dressings, and bright, shiny gels to cover it up. Year round access to fresh foods is a relatively new thing for most parts of the country.I just made the older crazy cake recipe yesterday, the one with vinegar and baking soda, no eggs or milk. Mom's made it for years, it's still delicious...I only recently learned it had its roots in rationing.
Confabulat: I find the idea of Miracle Whip as salad dressing pretty hysterical. And horrifying.
hubiestubert: Yeah, gelatin was big back in the day. Savory as well as sweet. So were essentially forcemeat salads.
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