Sunday, April 05, 2009

the great mustard detective

Vintage Ad #720: Hot Clues to the Great Mustard Mystery!

The mystery to a modern diner is "browned corned beef hash slices." Hash has always been presented to me as a loosely-composed dish, never formed and sliced...unless the Heinz test kitchen is referring to the canned form, which could easily be cut into circular pieces and plopped on a bun.

I've also never seen a jar of prepared yellow mustard used as an official substitute for butter beyond the odd sandwich. I will listen to any stories that convince me that this was ever the case.

Source: National Home Monthly, March 1947

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