Nearly every kitschy recipe I find contains pimiento, and yet, I don’t see this ingredient that much in today’s recipes. Pimiento is obviously a key part of the kitschy cupboard, but what made it so? Was it cheap? Easily available everywhere?
There can be many reasons why a dish gets labeled as kitschy cuisine. It could have a kitschy name, be served in a kitschy dish, or it could have been meant as glamorous but ended up disgusting and gross.
Since I started this blog out of my love of some of the silly (yet still good) foods of my youth, I’d thought I’d share some of my favorite dishes.
Is it just me or do hard-boiled eggs (also called “hard-cooked” eggs) show up an awful lot in kitschy cuisine? I see them plopped atop a dish whole (usually in a circle, perhaps to mimic one large hard-boiled egg), sliced and fanned out on a dish (a technique called “scalloped” eggs), or chopped in fourths… [read more]