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Sauce Louis and chicken divan recipes bring a touch of retro cooking

A short tour of retro cooking here, which might be just the thing if you’re in search of comfort food.

‘Tis the season for Dungeness crab, our country’s most popular crabmeat. The origins of the recipe for Crab Louie (sometimes Louis) are unclear, although most sources say it came from our West Coast. No surprise there, as California and the Pacific Northwest are the richest sources in the United States for Dungeness.

The Olympic Club in Seattle, Wash., claimed provenance beginning in 1904 with a story that the visiting tenor Enrico Caruso ordered it off the menu so often during

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