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Detroit Fire Department

From: Doug
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 2:15 AM
Subject: Fire Department Recipe

I've looked with no luck to find a Detroit Fire Department recipe that I saw 
on Detroit TV news cooking show every Friday night back in the late sixties 
or early seventies that was cooked on TV by a Detroit Fireman. I just 
remember it was some kind of a steak pounded flat and was filled with some 
spices and pickle relish or just pickles ,rolled up into serving sizes, 
tooth picked together and put in the oven to bake. I've checked the internet 
and Detroit Fire Department web site but found nothing like it. I just 
remembered thinking about it the other day and how good it looked!! Maybe 
again you can help find another recipe for me!!!   Doug

Hello Doug,

Sorry, I can’t find anything similar to your description that mentions the Detroit Fire Department. However, there is a national Fire Dept site called “Fire Engineering”, and they have a lot of recipes from fire departments on that site. See: Fire Engineering

Your description sounds a bit like a German dish called “rouladen.” There is a recipe on that Fire Engineering site for rouladen. See: Rouladen

Best I can do. If you recall which TV station you saw it on, you might try talking one of their employees into checking their archives.


Jewel Deli Meatloaf

-----Original Message----- 
From: casey 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:03 AM
Subject: Recipe help please - Jewel deli Meatloaf

Hello.  I’m so excited to happen upon your website.  What a great service 
you are providing !

I’m in the Chicagoland area.  From the time I was a kid (about 10) I 
remember my mom buying meatloaf from the Jewel grocery store deli.  That 
would have been around 1965.  When I moved into my own home, I would buy it 
as well.  This continued on until sometime in the 2000’s and Jewel stopped 
carrying it.

The thing that made this such a nice food option was that the meat was very 
compact… you could have the deli slice this very thin, similar in size to 
other deli meats.

I’d love to know how to make it.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks so much.


Hi Casey,

I did not have any success finding a meatloaf recipe that said it was the meatloaf served in the Jewel deli. Just about the only way such a recipe would be available would be if a Jewel employee or former employee posted it, either with or without the store's blessing.

There IS a recipe on the Jewel-Osco website for meatloaf, but it doesn't say that it's the one they use in their deli, and it may not be the same. Lots of supermarkets give out recipes for customers, but they usually are not the same ones they use in their delis.

Give it a try - it's here: Jewel Osco Meatloaf
It's quite odd that it is listed under "/pharmacy/index-of-medicines/", but that's where it is.

Just in case one of my readers has somehow been able to obtain the recipe for the meatloaf Jewel used to sell in their deli, I'll post this for input.


Morrison's Cafeteria Deviled Crab

From: Doug 
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:58 PM
Subject: Morrison's Cafeteria deviled crab recipe

Good Day!

I was in Sawgrass (Landry's) Restaurant last night, and the waiter their recognized me 
as a customer from the old Pensacola, Florida Morrison's Cafeteria, back in the 1950's, 
believe it or not. At that time he was the manager there for over 30 years.  It got me 
to thinking about Morrison's deviled crab recipe. My wife makes wonderful crab cakes, but
there was something distinctive in Morrison's recipe that I still remember to this day.  
Hopefully my wife might recapture their taste.  Already, I have discovered in my research, 
and now remember that Morrison's called their dish Deviled Crab, and not just crab cakes, 
that you hear of today.  Please work your magic to find their recipe.


Hi Doug,

I did an exhaustive search for this one back in 2010 with no success. I searched again today with the same result.

The results of that 2010 search are here, including a deviled crab recipe given by a Morrison’s fan in a newspaper years ago. I also discussed this recipe with a former Morrison’s manager, who said he thought the deviled crabs were bought frozen from an outside vendor, not made from scratch on premises. There’s no recipe for them in either of the Morrison’s recipe manuals that I have access to, one from the 60’s and one that is the last one issued before they closed. See: 2-15-2010

and for the possibly similar recipe: Google News


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