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Retro Fourth of July Recipes

Retro Fourth of July Recipes

Let’s make it festive, Chicago.

In honor of the 4th of July, I’ve spent the past 100 years scanning patriotic-themed recipes from iconic Tribune food writer Mary Meade for ideas and just had to share them with you.

I’m not a talented cook or baker, but I like to prepare retro recipes for several reasons:

  1. The ingredients are usually plentiful at the grocery store — and mostly canned.
  2. The recipe instructions are usually easy to follow – and given my skills, thank goodness they are.
  3. Each creation is usually a conversation starter – and surprisingly delicious.

So, let me know if you make any of these items for your gathering – I’d love to see pictures of how they turned out! Speaking of photos, thanks to Tribune photographer Terrence Antonio James for a great photo shoot!

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Thank you for reading. See you next week!

— Kori Rumore, visual reporter

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