THE PARTY THREAD

[ Edited ]

A place to say thanks to helpful BTer's, share your new BT status or heart achievement... A place to joke around, share memes, riddles or anything else you want to. Let's bring back some life in this place!!!!

 

Blue-ombre-hearts-Bonnies-Cakes-and-Kandies-Gympie-Rainbow-Beach-wedding-cake.jpg

 

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Congratulations @Milou07!!! What a fantastic accomplishment. You definitely deserve a celebratory shopping spree!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

@Milou07  That's fantastic news!  Yes, have shopping spree!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Congrats!!!!!!  @Milou07

 

 

Sometimes I feel like going back to school and mine is also free since I am veteran. (there is a new Food History degree at Uni here)

 

But, you have fun in school and carry on with your shopping spree!!!!!  Totally earned!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

You should do this!!! You are know so much about food/nutrition! Smiley Very Happy

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Omg, that sounds like an incredible program! Food history is fascinating. I'd want to write a paper on the rise and fall of jello salads as they relate to societal norms and industrial achievements!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

I don't know if you are being silly @txcatx......but this IS actually a thing! I am technically a 'Historian' if we are going  by degree and the most I promoted was American Culture while traveling and living abroad. 

 

If we go back to American Food History.......those Jello salads are important!!!  Jello/gelatin/aspic is indeed an art.

 

I worked with an old school German chef and he did galantine (meat aspics) and we sold quite a lot. He also did competitions.  Go for it!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

I'm completely serious, @wheeeee! I have a book that talks about the history of gelatin as food, and it's fascinating. I think a lot of social commentary can relate directly to the rise and fall of gelatin's popularity. 

 

I think we've discussed jello salads here before, probably around Thanksgiving when people's grandmothers' bring out the jello salads!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

[ Edited ]

Was this Holiday question thread?  Yea, we did.   People were posting photos and Pixie started it.  lol!  Everything comes back to food!

 

Make a Jello salad and show us in the Food Thread!  Would love to see.

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Oh, I totally tried a jello salad recipe from my book about food fads. I made ginger ale salad from the 1920s, @wheeeee! Then I made tomato aspic and will never do that again. Plus, I made it in a Halloween jello mold shaped like a brain and another like an anatomical heart because those were the only molds I had at the time. I've collected proper jello molds from estate sales since then. 😂

 

IMG_6019.JPG

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

@txcatx  I remember making gingerale salad in home ec!  (I was born after the 1920's, in case you were wondering.Smiley Wink  Have you found the site toriavey dot com?  She has lots of food history on there.

Have you seen those little recipe booklets from the 50's and 60's that were published by the Culinary Arts Institute?  They are so fascinating to read (to me anyway.)  Here's a photo of one of them:

mWPQoUKfnSmpNOFwY0spsoA.jpg

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

@Ispend2much6 I do have a couple of those recipe booklets! They're tucked between the books on this shelf. Come on, I couldn't resist buying both Party Potpourri and Foreign Foods at an estate sale. Never mind that Foreign Foods destroys the food of my motherland. It's just fascinating.

 

IMG_3810.JPG

 

The Culinary Arts Institute taught me how to make orange sherbet without an ice cream maker and then serve a scoop in an orange basket!

 

IMG_5896.JPG

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

@txcatx  Now I'm kind of wondering what that Party Potpourri book is about... my mind is going wild. lol

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

@Ispend2much6 Party Potpourri is a book of party recipes written by members of the Junior League of Memphis in 1976! It includes delights such as Cream Cheese Consommé Mold (beef consommé, gelatin, cream cheese, anchovies, and bourbon) and Beef Tartare Loaf.

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

What a combo!  @txcatx

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

(0) Hearts

Are you a Junior Leaguer too @txcatx?! 

 90s 90s tv 90s tv shows tamera mowry tia mowry GIF

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

I'm not, @Mcakes. I just somehow end up at estate sales where there are lots of Junior League cookbooks, ha. I have plenty of friends who are members, though!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

@txcatx  I love it!  Yes, the Italian one isn't quite authentic- ketchup for spaghetti sauce?  But, I love them and I  have nearly all of them, including the cookie one from the 20's.  Etsy had them at a great price.

Great job with the sherbet!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Ooh, food history - that sounds like a really interesting (and yummy!) degree!  I took a cake decorating class in college (closest I ever came to culinary arts), and it was one of my favorite courses ever. Smiley Happy 

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Cakes are fun! We did patisserie in school and I also enjoyed it!  I even ran a pastry kitchen for a few years when they 'dumped' me there.  It was one of my first jobs and the guys were like.......she is coming from culinary school?  Send her to the pastry kitchen.

 At first I was disappointed, but after 2 weeks settled in nicely and really enjoyed my time at this hotel which even had a gorgeous chocolate-making room!!!  Funny how things turned out. 

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Congrats @Milou07!! Very exciting and enjoy your well deserved shopping!

Re: THE PARTY THREAD

Wow, many congrats, @Milou07! It's getting more and more difficult to land on a fully funded PhD program these days, it seems. Totally worthy of a Sephora spree, if you ask me. Smiley Wink 

 

 If you don't mind me asking, what's the field of your study? Smiley Very Happy