Readers’ Choice: International Edition

Hola! Bon Jour! Konnihciwa! Buon Giorno!

Remember how I put things up to a vote and you (and by “you” I mean Veg-O-Matic) decided that I would make Sauerbraten (a.k.a Pot Roast From the Motherland)? Well, I want to do that again just for shits and giggles. And also because I have such a hard time making decisions.

And also, I want to get a little audience participation on since this dinner will be


How rad is that? I’m 75% of the way there!

This time around I chose strictly foreign fare–some of which was probably pretty out there for 1972. Were people eating a lot of Japanese food or Paella in the states then?

The last time I did this I did not share the photos, lest you be swayed by the weird 1970s photography on the recipe cards. But this time I thought, what the hell? The photography is the best part of these things!

So, darlings, here are the nominees. Vote wisely. And vote as much as you want!

49. Paella (Seafood & Chicken on Rice)

  • Olive Cheese Puffs
  • Green Salad with Wine Vinegar Dressing
  • Hot Buttered French Bread
  • Ice Cream with Pineapple Topping
  • Crisp Cookies

56. Sukiyaki

  • Cup of Clam Broth
  • Tea
  • Steamed Rice
  • Sliced Cucumbers with Vinegar-Soy Sauce
  • Orange Sherbet

87. Veal Parmigiano

  • Chilled Vermouth with Lemon Peel
  • White Risotto with Zucchini
  • Roasted Pepper Salad
  • Italian Bread
  • Sliced Oranges with Red Wine
  • Pound Cake

118. Crepes Suzette

  • Crepes filled with Orange Butter
  • Other assorted fillings (ice cream, jam, custard, berries, etc.)

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7 Responses to Readers’ Choice: International Edition

  1. iamsurly says:

    I think you should make every effort possible to offend a Spaniard by making that abomination and calling it Paella.

  2. thefoodandwinehedonist says:


  3. Jen L says:

    Crepes! !!

  4. veg-o-matic says:

    While I’m loving “Hot electric skillet crepe action!”, I’m finding it more difficult to resist the siren call of Olive Cheese Puffs. So that’s what I’m voting for.
    Am I allowed to stuff the ballot box again? Or should I behave?

  5. Erica says:

    Bwahahahaha I love the renames! Hard to chose, but I voted for the crepes…

  6. Laura says:

    The crepes sound too… comment dit-on… reliably delicious. Make the Paella.

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