Retro Dishes Some Say Deserve A Comeback
Even food can fall in and out of style. People tend to gravitate towards trendy and viral foods that they see in magazines or online. Some people are reaching further back in time and cooking up dishes that are associated with a specific time or cultural moment. LoveFood compiled a list of retro dishes that deserve a comeback. Retro dishes can range from classic comfort foods like meatloaf and macaroni and cheese to Jell-O molds and ambrosia salad.
The food magazine kicked off their list with fondue. They found that the dish dates back to the 1800s and was particularly popular in the 1970s. Not sure when it fell off exactly, but a big vat of molten cheese seems like the perfect dish for any party. It’s also worth mentioning that the concept is kept alive with restaurants like the Melting Pot still in existence.
Also on their list is Salisbury steak. This dish just screams 1970s TV dinner. It’s made by shaping minced beef into mini meat loaves and is typically served with mashed potatoes and gravy. According to the food magazine, it was invented at the end of the 19th century by an American physician who intended it to be eaten as a healthy food. The good news is that you can easily give this a modern twist and bring it back.
Unusual Retro Dishes
If you’re ever in the mood for a cheeseburger and a pie, you can get them both in one dish. They want the cheeseburger pie to make a return. This is also a popular dish from the 1970s. The magazine pointed out that Betty Crocker is to thank for the recipe. It consists of a mixture of ground beef, onions, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, layered with classic burger ingredients.
Some other dishes on their list include grape jelly meatballs, prawn cocktails, duchess potatoes, quiche, and more. Take a look at the complete list here.