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The American Luncheonette
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The American Luncheonette

“I’ll see you at the luncheonette” is not a phrase most people hear anymore in America and most people wouldn’t even recognize the term luncheonette. A luncheonette is similar to a diner, but is not a diner – the biggest differences being that a diner has a larger range of food and is a full restaurant. The main focus of a luncheonette was to serve...

Huddle Restaurants – Googie Symbols of California

Huddle was a chain of coffee-shops and restaurants primarily located around California. Designed around the ever so popular and playful Googie-type theme that was found all over the state in the 1950s and 1960s. Bold and colorful lettering, shapes and swirls and patterns that was meant to be a reference to space-age living. But, what happened to them? Huddle was the brainchild of entrepreneur Paul...

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

The Cocktail Nation

Libations 101
The Cocktail Nation on November 12th, 2017

Podcast #471: Libations 101

Retro British Puddings
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Retro British Puddings

Remember those school dinner days, when desserts were stodgy, substantial and satisfying? Do you yearn for a bit of nosh-stalgia? Join us on a trip down memory lane as we revisit the all-time favourite retro British puddings, those classic heartwarming staples that have stood the test of time. Spotted Dick A serious pudding with a very silly name, this steamed suet sweet contains dried currants...

Kitschen Feast with Heidi & Betty Crocker

And you thought baked beans and sausage weren’t the least bit French? Betty & I have paired up to prove you wrong. Behold Betty Crocker’s Baked Bean & Sausage Casserole aka Middle Income French Cooking! This casserole is, per Betty, an “…appetizing adaptation of the French cassoulet.” Put that in your Pyrex, Julie & Julia! I did. It was savory and satisfying. And looked pretty...

A Classic 1950s Café In Stockholm
Written by Christopher Alm in Eatable

A Classic 1950s Café In Stockholm

I lived in Stockholm for two years but I totally missed out on this place. Café Valand was opened in 1954 by Magdalena and her husband Stellan Åström who also designed it. The café is located in the cute and lively area Vasastaden in Stockholm where it has sat frozen in time with its stylish wooden walls, signs, machines and tables for over five decades....

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