Chef John DiGiovanni sent me this article which I found very interesting about how retro cuisine is returning and becoming more and more popular. What that means is that many chefs and/or food lovers have begun testing recipes from 18th and 19th-century American cookbooks.
The article talks about the efforts of Shannon Musipher who began researching the foods of early Americans and she then set out to prepare food with out the help of a commercial grocer for several months.
The article is brief but interesting so I do encourage you to read it. If you’re wondering if you’ve ever had any of the old-time favorite recipes — think pot pies, meatloaf, fondue.