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Old 04-20-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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What kinds of food remind you of childhood?

I baked a chiffon cake today, and when I took a bite, I felt the simple taste so familiar. The next bite, I realized that the flavor was just like the birthday cake my mom used to get from a small bakery in the corner when I was little. From time to time, some particular food brings back my childhood memory, and that actually feels really nice.

Is there any food or drinks would remind you of your childhood?

Looking forward to hearing about your childhood memories of food!!


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Old 04-20-2010, 05:08 AM   #2
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Mom's tuna casserole & chili con carne, Kool-Aid, Good Humor ice cream. I could go on forever.

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Old 04-20-2010, 05:25 AM   #3
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My Dad: BBQ Chicken, tender and juicy on the inside, a black crust of sweet Kraft BBQ Sauce on the outside.

My Mom: Gumbo (all varieties)
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:52 AM   #4
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Czech Chicken in Sour Cream Dill Sauce with Czech Bread Dumplings (aka "Varnichka"). Or pretty much any dish where Czech Bread Dumplings are involved. They were fairly frequent Sunday dinner fare growing up - accompanying fresh pork roasts, pot roasts, roast goose & duck, etc., etc.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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Mom'sork chops cooked in wine. Emmm I 've tried cooking them but the taste is never the same.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
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Grilled cheese sandwiches, and campbells tomatoe soup....
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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chicken soup, stuffed cabbage, meatballs, roast potatoes, veal breast.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:21 PM   #8
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KoolAid popsicles! Mom would always make them every summer. We never got the store bought kind at home. This may sound silly but saltine crackers with butter. That was a common breakfast on Saturday mornings when Mom and Dad would sleep in. We'd get out the crackers and butter and eat them watching cartoons until the parents got up.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #9
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I used to live in Japan as a child. I now live in NCarolina but there is a small mama-san/papa-san Japanese market near me and as soon as I walk in the door it's like a blast-from-the-past for my senses, especially, osoba-soup, rice candy and one certain type of rice cracker...well, I did say I was a child As an adult I love those roasted crunchy wasabi peas, sushi, tempura, etc.

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Old 04-20-2010, 04:17 PM   #10
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my moms only dessert was apricot nectar cake. have made in last year and it was a nice memory. mom not the best cook in the world and she hated it. when they were empty Nester's, my dad did the cooking. maybe that is where i got it.

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