Welcome to “Cooking Through the Decades,” a 10-week journey through the 20th century, where you can let our revamped retro recipes take you back through history. Cook along with us for a chance to win cookbooks and an America’s Test Kitchen apron autographed by Bridget Lancaster.
It’s been a long century. We’ve seen ostentation and austerity, cold ovens and one-pot meals, with a generous helping of Jell-O. The twentieth century in food leaves us in the nineties, with the the showiness of Britney Spears and fusion food. This final challenge showed how much our readers love the nineties, as showed by their fantastic efforts at Thai Shrimp Scampi.
Congratulations to Sayaka Hanada and Chin S. Leong, whose fabulous fusion cooking won them autographed aprons and pre-release copies of The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook. See their mouthwatering photos at the bottom of this post. And congratulations to all of our historically-minded cooks who participated in these challenges – we’re glad you could join us in Cooking Through The Decades!
Hungry for more? The party won’t stop with more 1990s dishes: To make a dish nineties appropriate, add sun-dried tomatoes to anything (e.g. Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad); top your pizza with anything, especially BBQ Chicken; wrap anything in prosciutto, as in Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Herb Pan Sauce; and squish anything in a panini press, like in our Portobello, Mozzarella, and Fresh Basil Panini.
Image Credit: Flickr user epiem
Chin S. Leong
After trying all the recipes of the twentieth century, Chin found the nineties to be her favorite - love that fusion food! She continued the flavor free-for-all by adding red peppers to the dish.
Sayaka made Thai Shrimp Scampi for a potluck, and all the diners were glad for a '90s throwback. Sayaka blogs at The Glimmering Sesame.
Congratulations again to our winners!