Summer is here and you know what that means. Lots of potato salad being served at picnics and cookouts across the country. There are so many tasty variations of potato salad (my current fave is baked potato salad), so why on earth would Hellman’s have gone and messed with the tried-and-true staples by adding a… [read more]
Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian dish that became popular in the United States during the 1950’s, under the name “Hunter’s Chicken.” “Cacciatore” means “hunter” in Italiano. Featuring braised bone-in chicken thighs, this is one recipe that has stood the test of time and hasn’t lost popularity. Here’s one variation of the recipe, courtesy of Ree… [read more]
Nearly every kitschy recipe I find contains pimiento, and yet, I don’t see this ingredient that much in today’s recipes. Pimiento is obviously a key part of the kitschy cupboard, but what made it so? Was it cheap? Easily available everywhere?
There can be many reasons why a dish gets labeled as kitschy cuisine. It could have a kitschy name, be served in a kitschy dish, or it could have been meant as glamorous but ended up disgusting and gross.
Since I started this blog out of my love of some of the silly (yet still good) foods of my youth, I’d thought I’d share some of my favorite dishes.
Is it just me or do hard-boiled eggs (also called “hard-cooked” eggs) show up an awful lot in kitschy cuisine? I see them plopped atop a dish whole (usually in a circle, perhaps to mimic one large hard-boiled egg), sliced and fanned out on a dish (a technique called “scalloped” eggs), or chopped in fourths… [read more]