Something Fishy from the Past: Eel Mania

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It would be hard to imagine a mainstream epicurean magazine running an entire feature on eel recipes - but that's exactly what I found in the August 1951 issue of Gourmet.  After an opening ode to the eel, the magazine offered a number of recipes.  I liked these two best:

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And in case you've been thinking that Rheingold was the only beer that ever advertised in Gourmet, here's a word from their competition.

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