Vinegar Peppers and Pork (Florida, 1991, adapted)

It’s important to me on this site to present vintage recipes as our parents and grandparents would have prepared them.   The internet is already saturated with modernized versions of comfort food classics.  I don’t want to be one more site projecting twenty-first century food trends onto vintage recipes.  If I’m going to make a tuna……

Tomato Beef Chow Yuk with Pea Pods (Oregon, 1974, adapted)

I’m fortunate to live in an area with a large Asian population and have ready access to high-quality traditional Chinese food.  And I occasionally like to tell myself that I’m somehow fancy or cultured because I can distinguish regional cuisines or appreciate cold, spiced jellyfish, but I also have a soft spot in my heart……

Pickled Heart (Wisconsin, 1980s, adapted)

Pickled Heart is a hunter’s recipe, an example of the waste not, want not philosophy that underpins responsible hunting.  If you’re going to go to all the trouble to drag an animal out of the forest back to your truck, you’re not going to take the best cuts and toss out the rest.  You’re going……