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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 1:51 pm:   

What about the rest of the recipes? The ones that weren't included in the book.
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 1:52 pm:   

Good question. We do have a number of recipes that we did not include in this book- mostly because they would have been duplicative. With the limited space we kept it to the basics. For example we didn't include both the chicken and beef pot pie recipes. However, there are many recipes that have not been found- lemon meringue pie, huckleberry pie (Lorraine's favorite), Salisbury steak, to name a few. We are still hopeful that someone- maybe who used to work there, or a family member, will dig through a closet and find these lost treasures.
David Kenny
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 3:24 pm:   

Marianne, do you have the codfish cakes recipie? If so, could you E-mail it to me at [email protected] Thank you. Your presentation on April 12 at the Museum of the City of New York was excellent.
Russell Mehls
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 3:06 am:   

My father, Werner Mehls was a district superintendent for H & H in mid-town Manhattan during the years from about 1950 to 1964. He had created some of the recipes for the Automat as he was a gourmet cook and enjoyed cooking during his time away from work. Many of the recipes were documented and may still be in our family. I'd like to locate these H&H recipes and
share them with you. I recall many of the recipes
were written in German and would need to be
Marilyn Stefano
Posted on Sunday, November 14, 2004 - 3:06 am:   

Doesn't anyone remember the incredible crumb buns (more crumbs than bun) that were fantastic with hot chocolate after ice-skating at Wollman Memorial Rink? Or the wonderful Bee Cake (I think that was the name) with custard inside, & a kind of nut streusel on top. Any idea how to make them?
Kevin Ruth
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 9:08 pm:   

My grandfather, John Peterson, worked as a cook for H&H in Philadelphia for 50 yrs from 1914 - 1964. He passed away at the age of 94 in 1988. Over the years, I have seen many photos of company sponsored dinners which are rolled up in poster tubes and I have also seen copies of daily menus from the 1930's, some used as scratch paper to write down recipes on the back. I also recall a small notebook w/ handwritten recipes. I didn't realize their was such an interest in these items, some of which I believe are stored in my attic. I will try to locate these items and let you know if I can find any additional recipes.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 9:10 am:   

Kevin, that would be amazing if you could find the notebook of recipes. We have more than we put in the book but not the entire collection.
Thanks for writing and keep us posted!
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 9:12 am:   

Russell, I would love to see your recipes and have some family members that may be able to translate them if needed. Thanks for writing!
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 9:17 am:   

Marilyn, I wish we had those recipes- the Bee Cake seemed to be a particular favorite for a lot of people.
Phyllis MacLennan
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 7:56 pm:   

I remember H & H Bee Cake very well -- I used to save up my allowance to buy it when they had it. There are a lot of recipes that are called "bee cake" but they are not the same -- they don't have that luscious honey and butter topping. If the recipe turns up, I would love to have it.

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