Chicken Delicious (Tennessee, 1978)

Chicken Delicious, from the Thorn Grove Baptist Church cookbook, is kind of like the casserole version of the everything bagel.  It combines several different elements of 1960s/1970s cuisine into a single dish, and then amps it up to eleven by wrapping everything in bacon and seasoning with MSG.  Outside of whatever fungal matter exists in……

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……