My favorite neighborhood grocery was a Piggly Wiggly on St. Charles,long gone. I used to walk there from my first apt. here. They had a really good meat dept.Used to get calves liver there. Thing is,nothing that's been there since has ever survived. Shame.
I remember that Piggly Wiggly. In the early seventies and probably later they catered to "the carriage trade". Wealthy ladies (or their cooks) could still call in their orders and have them delivered. The meat cutter there used to save pork fat for me so I could make my own lard.
.... I don't know how my mother survived coming from France.
Mothers do, somehow, don't they? Our first overseas posting was Saudi Arabia. We came from Malaysia and things changed drastically. Our relatives who came to visit us had a standing order of what provisions to bring. Once my mother's eldest brother came and deviated from the list of accepted things... He brought Mon Cheries, chocolate filled with alcohol. The customs people used a hammer to smash each and every piece (not surprisingly)! Oh, and I quite like Philadelphia, with jam on top.
Wisconsin calls itself the Dairy State. Yet driving though it I never saw a cow. Were they all in barns? Or just not in the area orth from Madison to the Canadian border?
Casimira, the European Union has decided that only feta made in Greece can be called that. So mock feta is made in Germany, France and Denmark (and maybe other countries). The one I bought is called Salakis and is made in France from ewes'milk. Other brands have the name in mock Greek lettering.