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The Taste of Memory

The Taste of Memory™ is a compilation of articles that evoke an intimate memory, special time period or fond emotion brought about by the aroma and taste of food. For instance, if you smell the aroma of cookies that your grandmother baked, you can be sweep back to a time when you were a child in her loving kitchen.

The Last Dinner on the Titanic

The menu for the last dinner served to passengers in the first-class dining saloon on October 14, 1912 before the Titanic sank.

Amish Friendship Bread

This is the basic Amish Friendship Bread recipe. It takes time to make and requires a starter. We can learn something from a people who don't need instant results!

Amish Friendship Bread Recipes and Variations

Our main Amish Friendship Bread page. You will find a number of variations on the basic recipe here.

Amish Friendship Cake

This takes even longer to make than Amish Friendship Bread but is heavenly and well worth the effort. This is not a live-yeast-type starter bread.

Gary's Silver Dollar Sourdough Pancakes

Just about the best pancakes you've ever tasted. And you can modify this basic recipe and make it your own.

Gary's Marinated Monterey Squid

A recipe based on the marinated squid served on the Pier at Monterey, California

Marylee's Sourdough Bread

In her late 70's Marylee Scanlon discovers the joy of breadmaking.

Ray's Sourdough Rye Bread

Ray Shirvis re-creates the rye bread of his childhood.

Film Student Souvlaki

Lamb, sour cream and paprika make this a dish you really should try!

Menu of the Belgium Restaurant from the 1939 New York World's Fair

The 1939 World's Fair was a celebration of the future but was also a celebration of the food of the present. Come lunch at the Belgium Restaurant on July 13th, 1939. You might even want to dine before braving the two hour wait to see the Futurama exhibit.

An Unlikely Dish

An unlikely combination of rice, a tomato meat sauce, fried eggs and fried bananas remembered from surfing days at Sunset Beach. It's definitely worth trying!

Lebanese Kibbe from the Stardew

A great kibbe from a wonderful Westwood restaurant. The restaurant is long closed but its memory lingers on.

Wild Game Chili from the Cold Spring Tavern

Try this recipe from the famous restaurant that was originally a stagecoach stop between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.

Whole Wheat Soda Bread

From a wonderful little upstairs cafe in a village on the northwest coast of Ireland

If you have a favorite recipe and a story to go with it and would like to have it published in the "Taste of Memory", please fill out our feedback form and reference "author submissions" in the subject field. for our author guidelines.

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