Celebrating Warm Salads Through History

On the Menu at the Food History Cafe: Warm Salads for the Fall Emma’s Hot Bacon Salad~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Curly Play on Salad Frisee (Frisee aux Lardon , with a poached egg)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mesclun Salad with warm onion dressing Benedict~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dandelion Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing, Potato and Boiled Egg~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Warm Butternut Squash Salad with pears, Black Beans, […]

Clancy’s Buffalo Breakfast Quesadilla and Buffalo Pizza

Ingredients:8 oz Turkey Sausage 1/2 cup onionsSweet or hot peppersFrank’s Hot Sauce Seasoning1 egg scrambled Celery Strips Microgreens Blue Cheese Dressing Blue cheese crumbles Grated Cheddar cheese 2- 8 inch Tortilla Substitute for Frank’s Hot Sauce Seasoning 1/4 teaspoon of each;Cayenne peppergarlic powder salt and pepper 1 tablespoon cider vinegar One of the key elements […]

Warm Potato and Green Bean Salad

From the Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook 16 ounces tiny new potatoes 8 ounces regular green beans or French green beans 2 to 3 ounces red onion ( 1/2 cup chopped) 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon anchovy paste Freshly ground black pepper to taste […]

Banana’s Foster

And Banana’s Foster Crepes Bananas Foster is special by the flavor produced when the dark rum, banana’s and brown sugar combine in an exquisite way. It is unforgettable and you can’t say that about every dessert It was created by Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans in 1951 I wanted to make the filling it at […]

Jerk Chicken Fajita

This is a blend of two cultures. Coming from Jamaica and from Mexico , In Jamaica where the Jerk spice mix comes from is one of the most delicious blend I think that is out there. It combines the sweet allspice (pimenta)and others with a more French style herbs I would say like thyme and […]

Smoking Valentine Rum Punch

This was so much fun, experimenting with the 5 basics of a punch and see what you come up with.Too make this drink more exciting we added some dry ice and had a fun smokey celebration of Valentines. The basics laid down centuries ago in India and the Indies and spread by the sailors. 1. […]

Vintage Punch Recipes

The British and other Sailors that experienced a drink in India during the heavy spice trading time, called Pancha ….or a similar spelling which means 5 in Hindustani. Pancha Bhoota represents the 5 basic elements of life and also……..Pancha….later became “Punch”. The 5 Basic elements of Punch are… Water A Spirit (usually Arrack a funky […]

Buffalo Breast Wings

This recipe is not really a wing but what the wing is attached to, the breast. The combination of fried wing parts, in a vinegary hot sauce and served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing goes back to the Anchor Bar restaurant in Buffalo New York. More on the history of Buffalo Chicken Wings […]

Poor Knights of Windsor

Why does Most of Europe Name it after a Poor Knight? These Knights of Windsor represent those retired miiitary from centuries past, often poor and were given lodging in Windsor Castle. One of heir jobs was to pray for the king and the military to be successful in battle. So how did a dish like […]