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THE PARTY THREAD

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!!!!

 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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. 😂

 

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@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:

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@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.

 

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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!

 

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

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@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.

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What a combo!  @txcatx

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Are you a Junior Leaguer too @txcatx?! 

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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!

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@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!

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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 

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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. 

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

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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

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I completely agree.  Especially since I won't have as much time to shop while I'm actually studying... Smiley Wink

 

Business marketing! Smiley Very Happy  

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It's Heart Party Friday y'all!!!  

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Heart Special shout out to @lmi82 whose reached a whopping 3K Heart 

 

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Heart And the 4K award goes to @VioletLavender Heart

 

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Thanks so much for all your contributions, gals!  Folks like you make BT such an awesome place Heart  

 

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AWESOME!!!! Congrats to @lmi82  and my MAC highlighter obsessed buddy @VioletLavender!!!! Smiley Wink

Wish you many more ladies!!!

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Thanks @veronika23! Heart

You can always count on me to be MAC highlighter obsessed right along with you! Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

 

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@VioletLavender  Nice!!! Now where is that darn pinwheel! Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

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