Retro Recipes from the '50s and '60s: 103 Vintage Appetizers, Dinners, and Drinks Everyone Will Love

In Retro Recipes from the ‘50s and ‘60s, Cutthroat Kitchen star Addie Gundry serves up nostalgic recipes from the Mad Men era, like Beef Wellington and Grasshopper Pie, finally get the rediscovery they’re due. Post-war rationing became a distant memory, and the rise of home entertainment culture made for prettier, more complex food. With French influence from Julia Child, and elegant aspirational figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, suburban dinner parties went glam. Backyard barbecues, fondues gathering everyone around a table, and not to mention cocktail parties were booming. From 1950's casseroles and hors d'oevres to more modern, adventurous dishes, there's plenty to celebrate and embrace!

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Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe

What do you do when you're stuck with way too much leftover turkey? Why, you turn it into Turkey Tetrazzini, of course! Although frozen meats had been around since the 1870s, frozen foods were given a boost of popularity in the 1950s when refrigerators became affordable enough for many households to have in-house, especially when Swanson introduced the frozen TV dinner in 1954. Frozen peas, like those found here, and other frozen veggies became commonplace in many recipes.

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Vintage Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Did you know that broccoli is an invented vegetable? It was actually bred by Italian farmers in the 1700s from several different kinds of cabbage! A member of the cruciferous veggie group along with cauliflower and turnips, this veggie made its way over to America in colonial times. It wasn't until the 1920s that it really gained in popularity, leading us to discovering dishes like Broccoli Casserole that have become staples in the American diet to this day.

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