Curry Spread (adapted from Hotpoint Storybook Kitchen Cookbook, 1964)

This recipe, adapted from the Hotpoint Storybook Kitchen Cookbook, isn’t going to win any awards for originality or flavor but it exemplifies the fancy suburban dinner party aesthetic that General Electric is going for.  The book recommends serving on sauteed bread, and that this relatively modest amount is enough to serve 20, provided that “other……

Curried Dried Beef (Wisconsin, 1962, adapted)

My local WinCo has stocked Dried Beef for as long as I can remember, right next to the Spam and right above the corned beef hash.  Somewhere over the years they switched from Armour brand to Hormel brand, but it’s always been a curiosity.  Who buys this stuff?   Why does it exist in the first……