Zen Buddhism became popular in post WWII San Francisco, especially among beat poets like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Tram Combs. The influence of Zen extended into cookbooks, when Edward Espe Brown began baking at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.
The mix of orange juice and rice can be used in a wide range of savory and sweet recipes. Before college students had cell phones, dormitories hired receptionists to direct calls to a phone in each resident hall.
The first pancake mix in a box was made by Pearl Milling Company, but soon other
companies would follow such as Pillsbury and General Mills, which came out with the multipurpose Bisquick in 1931.
The terrace at University of Wisconsin’s Memorial Union is a spectacular
place to study with a pitcher of beer or read a copy of The Onion.
In Providence, Rhode Island of the eighties one could buy a Coffee Cabinet before
going to a hear music at Club Rocket, or take Amtrak south to see the same
band at d.c. space in our nation’s capital.