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Afton Atwood Nelson’s Shrimp Aspic I’ve got a favorite family recipe. And when I say “favorite,” I mean it’s not Thanksgiving for about half the family if we don’t have it, and Thanksgiving is ruined for the other half if we do. It’s called Shrimp […]

Before Jell-O, Colorful Gelatin Desserts Were Haute Cuisine

Celebrity chefs served molded jelly dishes to monarchs and royalty. Marie-Antoine Carême made his name cooking for some of the greatest figures in France at the dawn of the 19th century, including Napoleon Bonaparte. He was arguably the world’s first celebrity chef, and later served […]

Returned Mormon missionaries recall the most stomach-turning, barf-inducing meals they ate in the quest for converts

There are few experiences that will make missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drop to their knees. Prayer is surely one. The sight or smell of roasted squirrel or boiled sheepskin is often another. And plop a pig heart or cow […]

The History of Jell-O and Mormons

Mormonism’s Jell-O Mold Why do we associate the religion with the gelatin dessert? These days, the most coveted souvenirs from the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics are commemorative pins shaped like the face of current presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But in 2002, the most sought-after […]

13 Things to Do With Canned Sardines

What to do with canned Sardines, you ask? Chowhound has your answer. Usually canned sardines are thought of as a last resort for when you can’t be bothered to cook, but reconsider. Not only is the small, oily, silvery fish inexpensive, easy to prepare, and […]