19: From Trays to Tales: A Hilarious Look Back at Cafeteria Classics

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A Hilarious Look Back (and Maybe a Few Shudders)

Remember those iconic (and sometimes questionable) trays overflowing with mystery meat and questionable vegetables?

This episode of Passing the Plate takes a lighthearted (and maybe slightly stomach-churning) trip down memory lane as we explore the world of cafeteria classics.

Join us for a nostalgic (and sometimes hilarious) look back at:

  • Our own cafeteria experiences: We’ll share our personal tales of brown bag lunches, questionable pizza, and the occasional culinary gem hidden amidst the mystery meat. Get ready for some laughter and maybe a few sympathetic groans as we relive the joys (and horrors) of school lunches.

  • Your memories! We dive into the fun tidbits shared by our social media followers on their favorite (and least favorite) cafeteria meals. Prepare for a trip down memory lane filled with nostalgia, laughter, and maybe a few forgotten culinary disasters!

So, grab your spork (just kidding… hopefully) and get ready for a lighthearted exploration of the iconic world of cafeteria food!

Black and white photo of woman in white uniform
Lisa’s Grandmother, Cecile Howard worked in school cafeterias.


We talked all things related to the organization in this episode! Enjoy these helpful resources mentioned in this episode:

We show you how to document family recipes for future generations in our webinar Passing the Plate: Documenting Family Recipes for Future Generations. Plus, we’ll help you capture and preserve your family’s culinary heritage with our ebook Passing the Plate: Recipes That Tell Our Family Story.


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