01 May 2012

Forgotten food: 25 foods readers would like to revive (UK)

Sprats (a kind of fish) have gone out of fashion

There was an article published in the BBC News Magazine with the above title.  Basically, an article on reviving Britain’s forgotten foods prompted a response from readers about what dishes and foods they would love to bring back!

Though my mother was born in England, I can’t say that I recognized any of the missed items.  And, cooking was not my mom’s favorite pastime! Though, having said that, I do associate food with growing up.  A few years ago my sisters and I pooled our collective memories of our favorite meals as made by mom and compiled them into a little booklet containing those recipes and images of her throughout her life. It was fun to discover what we all remembered fondly and also the various dishes that only one of us particularly cared for.  We still make our Trifle using her recipe and I'm always up for a shepherd's pie!!

What would be on your list of foods you remember from growing up (or remember hearing about when growing up) that are now pretty much forgotten and that you would like to see revived? Please post a comment! 

Or, what dishes just bring back such fond memories of growing up?

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  1. I grew up in the northeast U.S. and when I was a child Maple Walnut was my favorite ice cream. Maple trees were everywhere, and we were creative in finding uses for maple syrup. Now that I live out west, I can't find this ice cream flavor anywhere.
    Regina in Colorado

  2. I remember chocolate Jello Whip N Chill. I just searched for it (google) and found out you can sometimes buy it on Amazon for an exorbitant price. Of course it was all chemicals and not good for you I am sure, but I remember that as a kid, I thought it was better than ice cream. And with all the artificial ingredients maybe it is better forgotten.

    My favorite 'memory' foods now are those great heirloom recipes - like bread pudding - that I use regularly and wouldn't consider forgotten.