No one will ever be able to truthfully use the adjectives of “Original”, “Classic” or “Traditional” with their recipe for Chicken Divan because the chef that created it took his recipe to the grave. The dish’s origins are vague; some say it came from the 1930s; others say the ’40s and it may well have.
It seems I’ve been on something of a casserole kick lately. I find it strangely relaxing to expend effort preparing a recipe on the front-end, and then reclining for 45 minutes to an hour sipping a dry martini waiting for the final verdict to come out of the oven. It’s also a great way to