Nostalgia is a funny thing; foods that we'd typically turn up our nose at can seem weirdly appealing, thanks to happy memories. Rather than dine on a subpar meal in the name of authenticity, Food Orleans did it one better and revamped a childhood lunch-line favorite: hearty beef goulash.
Goulash is a dish that Paul and I have radically different memories of. I grew up eating the 1970's school-lunch version known as "Goulash Supreme," which consisted of soggy macaroni, bland ground beef, and stewed tomatoes. I should point out here that when I was a kid, I actually liked it. And that it's pretty much the only thing called "goulash" I remember eating, ever, anywhere. And that I'm ready for a better goulash to take its place in my life.