Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Food Timeline --Prepare a meal from your favorite decade in American, Australian, or UK history.
While I was looking for the recipe I mentioned in the previous post -- which I still haven't found -- I ran across this interesting site. It lists various decades in US history, going all the way back to the 1900-1910. You can click on a decade to find lists of dishes, menus, etc. The idea is that you can use this as a means of planning a party or a dinner themed around a decade and actually prepare menus that people really did eat in that decade.
It's a little freaky seeing foods from my childhood listed as being of historical or nostalgic interest. (Does anyone remember how popular Waldorf salad used to be? How about Watergate salad?)
This list ends with the 1980's. Presumably, the 90's and the 2,000's are still too new to make the list.
If you are more interested in foods popular in the UK or Australia, there's a timeline for you, too. Sometime, when I have the time, I am going to compare the 70's in all three lands.