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Byram Hills Schools Beefaroni

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ilysse 
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: ny school cafeteria in the 70's "beefaroni"

It was the best! It was like elbow noodles with meat and sauce and no matter 
how I try I cannot replicate it! Please help!  Served in Westchester ny at 
Byram Hills School district cafeterias! Thanks!!!  

saw you have a recipe for this - its not exact though - so if in your travels 
to find the beefaroni I requested - you come across someone from our Byram Hills 
Schools cafeteria. and can inquire as to their peanut butter squares served on 
pizza day at the elementary schools - omggg id be forever grateful!!! Thanks!


Hello Ilysse,

Well, I dunno if it moved, but Byram Hills now gives its location as Armonk, NY rather than Westchester.

I had no success at all with any recipes from Byram Hills School District, nor did I find anyone who said they had worked in the cafeteria. Sorry.

You might try e-mailing this columnist at the Westchester View: Just Ask Me

or the Food Service at Byram Hills School District at:

Best I can do for either the beefaroni or the peanut butter squares. Unless a local newspaper publishes them, it's rare to see recipes from local school cafeterias.


Time/Life Indian Baked Chicken

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale"
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011 3:51 PM
Subject: Time/Life baked indian chicken recipe

> Hi Phaedrus,
> I have looked diligently on your site searching every possible 
> combination, plus the most popular section.  I have also looked like a 
> crazy person on google.  This recipe was cooked probably during the 1970's 
> by a woman who later became a restaurant critic for the LA times.  Her 
> name is Hilary Dole Klein and she was married to a filmmaker named John 
> Klein.  It was baked chicken legs, Indian style with mustard seeds.  I 
> have never forgotten this dish and have looked for years for the recipe. 
> I am pretty sure it was a Time/Life recipes that was probably published in 
> the 1960's.
> Thank you,
> Dale

Hello Dale,

I had no success locating this. We don't have the Time/Life set of cookbooks.

I'm posting your request on the site. Perhaps a reader can help.


Serbian Chocolate Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Julie 
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011 7:26 PM
Subject: Serbian chocolate cake

Dear Phaedrus,

I have just discovered your web site. I am hoping you can help me locate a recipe.

In the early '70s I had a friend at UCLA whose family was Serbian. One day he brought 
the remains of a cake his family had purchased to celebrate Easter. Considering that 
was nearly forty years ago, you may imagine that I can rightly say that the cake was 
unforgettable! It had been bought at a bakery that provided Serbian treats. It was the 
typical size and shape of a round bakery birthday cake. What was notable about it was 
that it had a variety of flavors. The cake was chocolate and the filling layers included 
coffee or mocha as well as chocolate. Whipped cream was probably involved. I have no 
idea what it was called. I searched your lengthy cake index and did not see anything 
that might have been that cake. Can you help?

Thank you,


Hello Julie,

Sorry, I cannot find a Serbian chocolate cake recipe with coffee or mocha filling. I have checked dozens of Serbian recipes sites and Serbian Bakery sites. If it was a traditional Serbian cake, then it should have been on one of those sites. Perhaps it was something created by that specific bakery.

There are some Serbian chocolate cake recipes on these site, but none has coffee or mocha filling:

East European Food

Serbian Chocolate Cake

Ukrainian Classic Kitchen

Serbian Cookbook


Pepperidge Farm Date Nut Bread

---- Original Message ----- 
From: Ilysse 
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Pepperidge farm date nut bread

Loved it in the 70's ad early 80's and I don't think they make it anymore - 
can you get the recipe?? Thanks!


Hello Ilysse,

Sorry, no luck with this one.


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