Fall Favourite Foods
The September crisp is most definitely in the air. What are your favourite foods for a chilly fall day?
To get us ready for fall – which, Farmers’ Almanac tells us starts on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 9:04 p.m. EDT- Food Network asked readers to identify their favourite comfort foods. Their findings?
Favourite Fall Comfort Foods
i. Macaroni + Cheese – 32%
ii. Meatloaf + Mashed Potatoes – 11%
iii. Other – 9%
iv. Spaghetti + Meatballs – 9%
v. Lasagna – 6%
vi. Grilled Cheese – 6%
vii. Chili – 5%
viii. Chocolate Cake – 5%
ix. Chicken Noodle Soup – 4%
x. Bacon + Eggs – 3%
xi. Chips + Dip = 3%
xii. Fried Chicken + Waffles – 3%
xiii. Apple Pie – 3%
xiv. Shrimp + Grits – 1%
The resounding #1 winner – Mac and Cheese – has been warming bones for centuries. Below, you’ll find an early recipe from Elizabeth Raffald’s 18th Century ‘The Experienced English Housekeeper. For The Use and Ease of Ladies’.
Raffald was indeed an experienced housekeeper who worked in aristocratic households, until she left to start an entrepreneurial life that included running a confectionary store, cooking school, inn, newspaper…
The Experienced English Housekeeper. For the Use and Ease of Ladies. 1786. Page 285
Macaroni with Parmesan Cheese
‘Boil four ounces of macaroni till it be quite tender, and lay it on a sieve to drain, then put it in a tossing pan, with about a gill of good cream, a lump of butter rolled in flour, boil it five minutes, pour it on a plate, lay all over it Parmesan cheese toasted; send it to table on a water plate for it soon goes cold’.
And for those looking to expand their Fall Comfort Food repertoires, here’s another wonderful photo from Brooke Lark.
Photos by Brooke Lark
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