Andalusian Pork Tenderloin with Green Olive Salad

At the Food History Cafe we proudly want to celebrate the complex cuisine of Spain. Andalusia is a a region in Southern Spain on the Mediterranean. It has had many influences that have all contributed to the colorful cookery that is diverse with spices, from cinnamon to saffron, and dishes for fish, foul, pork, rice, […]

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken doesn’t have a long history that I can find. The only one who claims to know is Steve Raichlen who appears on different cooking shows and wrote the BBQ bible. The most important thing I have learned is it is not the beer. I’m not sure that the beer inside the can […]

Eggs Ala Goldenrod

This is a recipe I thought would be fun for Easter, I found several articles in newspapers around 1900 -1920 ,Eggs Ala Goldenrod It gets it’s name from the grating of the yolks over the creamed eggs. The finish looks like the small yellow delicate flowers of the Goldenrod plant. The recipes are simple white […]

Maine Italian Sandwich

A true piece of Americana, is the Amato’s Italian Sandwich started at the turn of the 20th century in Portland, Maine and still going strong today. Oddly enough it doesn’t contain the classic dry cured Italian meats but simply Boiled ham and white American cheese. It also isn’t on a crispy roll But a soft […]

Italian Sandwich

This could also be be called a Hoagie, Sub Sandwich, Grinder, The Classic Italian Sub Sandwich that you would find in an Italian Deli, or specialty sub shop that advertises authentic Italian sandwiches has some basic similarities. You can trace the origins back to the early 1900’s, where it was developed to feed dock workers […]

Uncle Wiggily’s Carrot Cake

I had fun researching the history of The Carrot Cake. The idea has been around for ages and ironically the popularity of carrots and ways to eat carrots other than as a side or in salads came about in a most unusual way. Read more about The History of Carrot Cake here……. Uncle Wiggily Longears is […]

General Tso’s Chicken

2 lbs Chicken Breast1/ 2 cup Soy Sauce 3 tablespoons Cornstarch 2 egg whites Sauce 2 cups Chicken Stock 1/3 cup Hoison Sauce 1/3 cup low sodium Soy Sauce 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar2 teaspoons Sirachia Sauce 1 tablespoon minced garlc 1 tablespoon ginger 2 tablespoons olive oil Breading:1/2 cup cornstarch2 […]

Cottonseed Flour Recipes

To Help market Cottonseed Flour the Golden Rod company use to have recipe contests. The winner of one of these was Golden Rod Oatmeal Cookies, recipe is in this old advertisement. Believe it or not Cottonseed use to be a viable source of flour which had no gluten but it had more protein and fat […]

Cool but Gross Halloween Recipes

These are just fun Brains on the Half Skull 2 med Potatoes 8 oz Thin Spaghetti 14 oz Spaghetti sauce Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash the potatoes and cut them in half crosswise. Place the potatoes cut side up on a baking pan and bake for 40 minutes. While the potatoes bake, prepare […]