A Little Taste of 1960

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 The fifties were over; it was the first summer of the new decade, and what were New Yorkers dreaming of?  An all-inclusive trip to Hawaii, which could be had, airfare and hotel included, for less than $800.  How times change!

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To prepare you for that trip, the editors kindly threw in a recipe for the  kind of Chinese shrimp toast you might encounter in Waikiki.  (Gourmet of the era seemed quite enamored of MSG, but I'd skip it.)

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Not your cup of tea?  How about some savory summer pancakes? This all-American recipe sounds quite intriguing; I've never seen one like it. 

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But maybe you'd prefer a drink?  Go outside, snip some herbs, and make yourself a potent Bloody Mary. (There's that MSG again....)

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I made the Chinese shrimp toast last night. Omitted the MSG and replaced parsley with cilantro. Used panko. It was DELICIOUS. I've noticed Shrimp toast has been making a come back the last several months or year..... being served at the chi-chi places. Now at my home, too, LOL.

Still sounds like a pretty good deal to me, Imperialist. First class airfare a third of the way around the world. Two weeks in a fancy hotel. Chauffeur. Meals. Six grand's not bad..... On the other hand, I'd rather be in Paris.

Thanks for that blast-from-the-past. According to the Westegg Inflation Calculator: $753 1960=$5938 in 2014. That must have been some trip! Just for a laugh: $753 in 2014 would have been worth $95.59 in 1960. Enjoy your weekend.

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