Boarding House Blues

Category: Food

10 April 2021
A Rockefeller by Any Name

Oysters Rockefeller was created in 1889 at the New Orleans restaurant Antoine's by Jules Alciatore, son of founder Antoine Alciatore. Jules developed the dish due to a shortage of French escargot (snails), substituting the locally plentiful Gulf Shore oysters. The dish was named Oysters Rockefeller after John D. Rockefeller, the then-wealthiest American, for its extreme […]

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13 February 2021
Jell-O --An American Mainstay

Many of the foods we love today (and some we hate) debuted or had their hay-day in the 20's. Marketed as innovative, thrifty, and time-saving, these foods promised to revolutionize family life. Gelatin dates back to the 17th century and was traditionally made by boiling the bones and hooves of large animals for long hours, […]

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