Danish Crayfish Cocktail / Dansk Krebsecocktail

A shellfish cocktail recipe found in “Småretter og salater”
(Starters and Salads) published by Lademann in 1975Danish Crayfish Cocktail / Dansk Krebsecocktail

This crayfish cocktail filled in pretty glasses will look great on any table.

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Trout Vincellér Style / Ørret Vincellérstyle

A dinner recipe found in “Flavours of Hungary Recipes”
a free E-book publiched by the Hungarian
Agricultural Marketing Centre in 2009
Trout Vincellér Style / Ørret Vincellérstyle

From the book intro: The world-famous Hungarian gastronomy relies on its savoury, high-quality Hungarian food. There is no need to prove how tasty Hungarian food is.

Everyone who has tasted real Hungarian tomatoes or peppers knows that they taste better than their foreign counterparts. Hungarian salami made according to the ancient tradition is known and sought after world-wide. The origin protection of “pálinka”, the Hungarian fruit brandy is now guaranteed under EU law.

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Cheat’s Knickerbockers / Juksemakerens Knickerbocker

A simple take on the classic Knickerbocker
found on
BBC good food

Cheat’s Knickerbockers / Juksemakerens Knickerbocker

Why compromise on dessert, this low-fat pudding has all the taste
of a traditional knockerbocker glory.

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Islander Treat Salad / Karibisk Salattraktering

A salad recipe found in “Swappin’ Good Recipes Feat. Cottage Cheese” published by American Dairy Association in 1970Islander Treat Salad / Karibisk Salattraktering

Unless you were stinking rich I guess this was a salad you might have served rather seldom. Four servings of salad made from 8 freshly cooked lobster tail served with fresh pineapple was not cheap ingredients back in 1970, neither are they today.
But man, it looks absolutely delicious.

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Cuttyhunk Swordfish Steak Tokay / Cuttyhunk Sverdfiskbiff Tokay

A sworfish recipe found in “Seafood ‘n Seaports –
a Cook’s Tour of Massachusetts”

Cuttyhunk Swordfish Steak Tokay / Cuttyhunk Sverdfisk Biff Tokay


Soda & Soft Drink Saturday – Grapico Grape Soda – A Southern Tradition

grapico_06Grapico is a caffeine free, artificially flavored carbonated soft drink with a purple color and a grape taste that is sold in the Southeastern United States. When introduced in 1914, the product quickly became a success, which in part was due to implying that Grapico contained real grape juice even though it did not. In the spring of 1926, J. Grossman’s Sons sold the Grapico business to New Orleans business Pan American Manufacturing Co. Pan American continued J. Grossman’s Sons’ improper practice of implying that Grapico contained real grape juice and lost the right to use the word “Grapico” to designate their artificial grape drink in 1929.


Grapico was first sold in 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana by J. Grossman’s Sons. In the Summer of 1917, businessman R. R. Rochell and his Birmingham, Alabama based Grapico Bottling Works purchased Grapico syrup barrels from J. Grossman’s Sons and bottled and sold Grapico to the Alabama soft drink market. Present Grapico distributor Buffalo Rock, an independent Pepsi bottler based in Birmingham, Alabama, purchased the Grapico business in 1981. The J. Grossman’s Sons’ Grapico retail sales line ended in 1929 and the present Grapico traces its roots to the Summer of 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama through R. R. Rochell’s Grapico.

Although the J. Grossman’s Sons line of the brand had ended, the Grapico brand continued on through Alabama businessman R. R. Rochell and his Birmingham, Alabama based Grapico Bottling Works. R. R. Rochell had first become a wholesale syrup customer of J. Grossman’s Sons in the Summer of 1917 to serve the Alabama soft drink market. By the time Pan Americanhad lost their artificial grape drink name in 1929, Rochell was selling bottled Grapico in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana.


Rochell received the federal trademark on Grapico in 1940, giving his Grapico Company of America the right to use the name “Grapico” everywhere in the United States. In 1955, Grapico Company of America attempted to expand its fruit flavored brands with Orangico, a sister product to Grapico that included real orange juice. The orange juice based Orangico did not sell well and the federal trademark eventually expired. In September 1981, both the franchising rights to the Grapico brand name and The Pepsi Bottling Group in Newnan, Georgia were acquired by Buffalo Rock, an independent Pepsi bottler based in Birmingham, Alabama. Buffalo Rock revived the Orangico trademark in 1999 for an artificially flavored orange drink and introduced Diet Grapico in 2005. Grapico is presently produced at Buffalo Rock’s Columbus, Georgia bottling facility, Sun Fresh Beverages, Inc.


Grapico in popular culture

Grapico is mentioned in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, 1987 best selling novel by Fannie Flagg. Anne George’s 1996 novel Murder on a Bad Hair Day: A Southern Sisters Mystery, and the 2004 novel Making Waves by Cassandra King, Grapico mixed with Absolut Peppar jalapeño flavored vodka is a drink called the Ex-girlfriend. It’s called the Ex-girlfriend because “it’s sweet and seems like a good idea, but eventually it’s going to burn you and make you sick.” Grapico and coconut rum is called a “grapicolada.”


Read the whole Grapico story on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Deep Fried Camembert With Strawberries – Frityrstekt Camembert Med Jordbær

A recipe from “Mat Som Smaker” (Tasty Food) published by Schibsted in 1968

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Grape Cake – Druekake

A recipe from “Kaker Til Kaffen” (Cakes For The Coffee) published by a Norwegian family weekly’s book club in 1979




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