|From the web site FAQ's|
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 4:49 pm: |
Does anyone remember or have the recipe for the chocolate whipped cream cake? I remember this was a favorite of mine a a child and continued to purchase this cake until the last day the Horn and Hardart outlet closed in the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, PA.
|Posted on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 10:40 pm: |
Does anyone know what was the brand of mustard that was used in the H&H automats in NYC???
Also does anyone have the mustard holder...I think it was a smalll porclin with a lid and small spoon?? ...thanks
|Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 2:01 pm: |
I grew up in NJ and we would drive into Manhattan at all hours of the night, to get something that resembled corn muffins at the H & H near Times Square, but I don't remember them being called muffins. Does anyone know what they were called?
|Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 1:00 pm: |
I grew up in Philadelphia, and since were were very much a middle class family without a lot of money to spend on restaurants, we ate at Horn & Hardart's practically every Sunday night. I ordered chopped sirloin steak and home fried potatoes every single time. My family still teases me that I ordered the exact same dinner every single time we went to H&H.
For dessert, I remember a thing called a chocolate glace (pronounced gla-say). It was deep dark chocolate cupcake turned upside-down on the plate with a thick fudgy frosting covering it entirely. Very decadent.
I would LOVE to get the recipe for the chopped sirloin and the home fried pototes.
|Greta grady Potts|
|Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 7:59 pm: |
As a child growing up on West 67 St NY my friends and I would walk from grammar school PS87 on 76th down to 72nd st at lunch time. My very favorite was the Baked Macaroni & Cheese, as well as the Spaghetti. They were sooo good.
|Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 4:40 pm: |
When I was a kid in the Bronx, Horn & Hardart had a yellow layer cake with chocolate icing. The cake was only sold on saturdays. It was the best cake I ever had. The chocolate icing was better than any I have had since. I hope someone has saved the recipe for this cake.
|Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 11:54 pm: |
Hi, My family's business, I think, was bought out around 1962 after my Grandfather passed away by Horn & Hardart. It was Alexander Sheppard & Sons in Philadelphia and my Grandfather was John H. Witherow II. It was a coffee business. I'm searching for memorabilia from our business to share with family members. Does "Morning Sip" coffee ring any bells? Thank you, Melanie Witherow
|Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 1:34 am: |
Does anyone have Horn & Hardart recipe for scrambled eggs??
|Pearl Carman Plavin
|Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 12:11 pm: |
Nothing will ever taste as good as anything from an H and H. The one on Germantown Avenue in Philly was ours. The food was sensational. The two muffins, one corn and one bran, were among my favorites. The mashed potatoes, the thick chocolate shakes, the baked beans, the macaroni, the creamed spinach, the soups - vegetable in particular, the holiday turkey platters, the coffee, the spaghetti, the soft rolls - all sadly gone. I will never forget the experience of going into an H and H. When the smells of good food hit you, you knew that you would be okay and that great food would soon be in front of you and you would be a happy little eater once again. It was a shiny, clean, respectable, happy place for a child and for someone of any age. Many times I would see folks who couldn't afford the soups make one of their own with the free hot water and ketchup and salt and pepper. Their meal was augmented by the free crackers and the old tea bag brought from home. No one ever stopped them or asked them to leave. It was a sad sight but a tender one. I shall always love the H and H.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 6:08 pm: |
I would love to have the recipe for the Coconut Cream Pie. Tried the Mashed Turnips from the fabulous book and they came out great!!
|Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 6:04 pm: |
this is an amazing resource. I remember my mother coming home with big blue and white shopping bags with lovely packaged food: less work for mother! My fave's were health salad and the rounded chocolate cakes, also the creamed spinach, beef stew, I could, and did, go on and on!
|Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 1:24 pm: |
Growing up in South Philly, Mom & I would venture uptown every Wednesday to shop & have dinner, mostly at H&H on Market St. My favorites were the chopped sirloin, mac & cheese, but the ultimate was the tapioca pudding with the to die for vanilla sauce, if anyone has the sauce recipe, I would be very grateful if you could post it. THANKS
|Posted on Monday, May 19, 2008 - 10:43 am: |
Nancy, my all time favorite desert was the hot apple pie served in a bowl and smothered in hot vanilla sauce. I'm getting hungry thinking about it!
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 2:00 am: |
I was searching for the recipe for the crumb buns and found this site. My grandfather and I lived at the H&H Automat on 42nd and third in New York. I think the automat and Scrafts where the two biggest losses in New York City.
By the way, anyone know the crumb bun recipe?
|Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 2:06 am: |
PS - My Mom is 83 and I would love to make her the crumb buns while she is still with us so if you have the recipe let me know.
|Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 1:30 pm: |
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|Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 8:52 pm: |
|Posted on Friday, July 09, 2010 - 4:17 pm: |
I'm from South Philly/Oxford Circle. Mom and I always went to the H&H near Strawbridge & Clothier on Market Street after shopping. I liked the underground automat near Wanamaker's and City Hall. Let us not forget the chocolate chip loaf cake, the coconut custard pie (toasted coconut, no less) or the cherry pie. I have found an almost replacement for the cherry pie. Made by a company named Achatz. Like Susan Newman, I had a standard dinner: mac and cheese, creamed spinach, and Harvard beets. My mom would buy a piece of cherry pie and top it with a dixie cup of chocolate ice cream, and we split it. Hea-ven-ly. Lunch was a chicken salad sandwich with that marvelous mustard. Just the right amount of crunchy celery in the chicken salad.