Vegetarian Chilli with Rice / Vegetarchili med Ris

A vegetarian recipe  found in “Sunt og Godt”
(Healty and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988

Vegetarian Chilli with Rice / Vegetarchili med Ris

This spicy dish combines sweet peppers and tomatoes with fiery chilli powder and cayenne pepper in a sauce with delicious lentils, beans and chickpeas. Server with a salad of cucumber and yoghurt tasted with mint, it will taste fresh and chilly with this spicy chilli.

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Shrimp Creole / Kreolreker

A classic creole shellfish recipe from
The Betty Crocker Recipe  Card Library published in 1971Shrimp Creole / Kreolreker

Long-grained Louisiana rice, gulf shrimp and Creole cooking secrets make this subtly flavoured New Orleans specialty.

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White Wine Chicken / Hvitvinskylling

A chicken recipe found in “Fjærkre” (Poultry) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982

White Wine Chicken / Hvitvinskylling

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Golden Kedgeree / Gyllen Kedgeree

A British/Indian recipe found in “Robert Carrier’s
Kitchen Cook Book” published in 1980

Golden Kedgeree / Gyllen Kedgeree

In India, Kedgeree (among other English spellings) usually refers to any of a large variety of legume-and-rice dishes. These dishes are made with a spice mixture designed for each recipe and either dry-toasted or fried in oil before inclusion.

This dish moved to Victorian Britain and changed dramatically. In the West, kedgeree consists of cooked, flaked fish (traditionally smoked haddock), boiled rice, parsley, hard-boiled eggs, curry powder, butter or cream and occasionally sultanas.

I know I have posted at least two recipes for British kedgeree before, but there are great variations to the recipes for this dish and Robert Carrier’s is a very delicious one –Ted

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One Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice / Kremaktig Kylling og Ris Tilberedt i en Gryte

A camp fire one pot dinner recipe found on I heart Naptime
One Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice / Kremaktig Kylling og Ris Tilberedt i en Gryte

Easy healthy dinner recipe made with simple real
ingredients in just one pot.

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Lamb Skewers with Saffron / Lammekebab med Safran

An exotic lamb recipe  found in “Kjøkkenbiblioteket –
Grillmat” (The Kitchen Library – Grilled Food)
published by Aventura Forlag in 1992

Lamb Skewers with Saffron / Lammekebab med Safran

Tender diced lambs grilled on a skewers and served on a bed of rice. Safron is expensive, but the delicious taste is worth the money. The taste comes out best if the saffron is soaked for a while in water or broth.

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Chicken with Almond Rice / Kylling med Mandelris

A dinner recipe found in “The Treasury of The
Worlds Best Almond Recipes” published by
Blue Diamond Almonds Brand in 1963

Chicken with Almond Rice / Kylling med Mandelris

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Tomato, Chicken and Mushroom Soup / Tomat-, Kylling- og Soppsuppe

A recipe for a thick, tasty chicken soup found in
“Fast Fabelous Meals” published by Minute Rice679_tomato-chicken-and-mushroom-soup[1]

Instant rice, also known as minute rice, is rice that has been precooked. Some types are microwave ready. Some types are dehydrated so that it cooks more rapidly. Regular rice requires 18-30 minutes to cook while instant rice needs anywhere between 1-7 minutes. Because it has already been cooked, all that is necessary to prepare instant rice is to simply re-hydrate it with hot water.

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Pork Marengo / Svinekjøtt Marengo

A dinner recipe from a card in “Better Homes
and Gardens Recipe Card Library” published in 1979Pork Marengo / Svinekjøtt Marengo

Marengo dishes – According to a popular myth, the dish was first made after Napoleon defeated the Austrian army at the Battle of Marengo at Marengo south of Turin, Italy, when his chef Dunand foraged in the town for ingredients (because the supply wagons were too distant) and created the dish from what he could gather. According to this legend, Napoleon enjoyed the dish so much he had it served to him after every battle, and when Durand was later better-supplied and substituted mushrooms for crayfish and added wine to the recipe, Napoleon refused to accept it, believing that a change would bring him bad luck. Marengo dishes are loosely based on the dish Dunand created at Marengo.

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Persian Pilaf / Persisk Pilaf

An exotic rice dish found in “Ris og Pasta” in the “Menu –
International Madleksikon” series publisert by Lademann i 1978

Persian Pilaf / Persisk Pilaf

Pilaf is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth. In some cases, the rice may attain its brown or golden colour by first being sauteed lightly in oil before the addition of broth. Cooked onion, other vegetables, as well as a mix of spices, may be added. Depending on the local cuisine, it may also contain meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, and dried fruit.

Pilaf and similar dishes are common to Balkan, Middle Eastern, Caucasian, Central and South Asian, East African, Latin American, and Caribbean cuisines. It is a staple food and a national dish in Afghan, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Balochi, Bangladeshi, Bukharan Jewish, Cretan, Indian, Iranian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Pakistani, Swahili (Kenyan, Tanzanian-Zanzibari), Tajik, Turkish, Uyghur, and Uzbek cuisines.

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Victorian Kedgeree / Viktoriansk Kedgeree

A classic Victorian breakfast recipe found on CookIt!
Victorian Kedgeree / Viktoriansk Kedgeree

Kedgeree originated amongst the British colonials in India and was introduced to the UK as a breakfast dish in Victorian times. It is rarely eaten for breakfast these days, but is still very popular for lunch or supper.

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Thai Chicken and Cashew Yellow Curry / Gul Thaikarri med Kylling og Cashewnøtter

A spicy dinner recipe found in “Healthy Recipes with Dairy Food” a free E-book published by Dairy Australia
Thai Chicken and Cashew Yellow Curry / Gul Thaikarri med Kylling og Cashewnøtter

Thai cuisine (Thai: อาหารไทย, rtgs: Ahan Thai, pronounced [ʔāː.hǎːn tʰāj]) is the national cuisine of Thailand. Balance, detail, and variety are of paramount significance to Thai chefs.

Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. Thai chef McDang characterises Thai food as demonstrating “intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor”, as well as care being given to the food’s appearance, smell and context. Australian chef David Thompson, an expert on Thai food, observes that unlike many other cuisines, Thai cooking rejects simplicity and is about “the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish”.

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Lobster Soup «Moscovitt» with Black Caviar / Hummersuppe «Moscovitt» med Limfjordkaviar

A delicate soup recipe found in “God Mat fra Sjøen”
(Nice Food from the Sea) published by Gyldendal in 1984

Lobster Soup «Moscovitt» with Black Caviar / Hummersuppe «Moscovitt» med Limfjordkaviar

Contrary to most Western European shellfish soups this Russian style lobster soup is thick, filling and served with a couple of thin toasts (Toast Melba) with each serving it is hardly an appatizer but a a full meal.

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In context

Melba toast is a dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast, often served with soup and salad or topped with either melted cheese or pâté. It is Dame Nellie Melbanamed after Dame Nellie Melba, the stage name of Australian opera singer Helen Porter Mitchell. Its name is thought to date from 1897, when the singer was very ill and it became a staple of her diet. The toast was created for her by chef and fan Auguste Escoffier, who also created the Peach Melba dessert for her. The hotel proprietor César Ritz supposedly named it in a conversation with Escoffier. 

Melba toast is made by lightly toasting slices of bread under a grill, on both sides. The resulting toast is then sliced laterally. The thin slices are then returned to the grill with the untoasted sides towards the heat source, resulting in toast half the normal thickness.Thus, it can be described as a twice-baked food (see rusk).

Melba toast is also available commercially, and was at one time given to infants who were teething as a hard food substance on which to chew.

In France, it is referred to as croûtes en dentelle.

Heavenly Rice Pudding / Himmelsk Rispudding

A dessert recipe from an ad for Carnation published
in LIFE magazine in 1958

Heavenly Rice Pudding / Himmelsk Rispudding

When I started this blog back in late 2013 I based a lot of the first posts on old ads and the designer in me has missed that for a while now, so I think I’ll post some of these from time to time again from now on – Ted

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Pan Fried Chicken with Cucumber / Pannestekt Kylling med Agurk

A refreshing dinner recipe found in  “Sunt og Godt”
(Wholesome and Nice) published by Det Beste in 1988
Pan Fried Chicken with Cucumber / Pannestekt Kylling med Agurk

Nice mouthfuls of chicken together with cucumber in lime and lemon sauce taste delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day.

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