Monday, October 26, 2009

The 60's...

Looks Like Terry's Old Van...

My father belonged to a gourmet club back in the 60’s. Gourmet clubs in the 60’s? Imagine what that was like? At the old North Star hotel downtown Minneapolis, he told me that they never revealed to the group what the dish was until they tasted it. He also said that almost everything that he ate was exceptional.

The 60’s? Most of what I remember was my mom’s pot roast on the dinner table and 10 people fighting for the prime piece... and the burgers and fries from the drugstore soda fountains. No such thing as healthy eating back then.

Everything about food was just starting to be discovered along with an appreciation for Julia Child. She introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her cookbooks and TV programs, most notably The French Chef which premiered in 1963. Her most well-known cookbook is Mastering the Art of French Cooking published in 1961.

My first Julia cookbook was in 1999...a cookbook by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin called Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. Also was the intro to my favorite Steak Diane recipe.

The 60's was the coming of age for food. How about it. What do you remember about food from the 60's?