My mother could really whip out casserole. She was famous for her “Johnny Knows It” dish, but not so much for her Tuna Casserole: it left something to be desired. To her, a casserole was the zenith of modern cuisine. However, casseroles have a long history.
In this article: “The word casserole refers not only to a prepared dish but to the cooking vessel as well.
‘There are two histories of casseroles. There’s a medieval history and the modern history. The modern history really begins in America,” says Clifford A. Wright, author of “Bake Until Bubbly: The Ultimate Casserole Cookbook” and “Hot & Cheesy.’ ”
Dispatch-Argus. In Defense of the Humber Casserole. January 27, 2015. http://qconline.com/life/food/in-defense-of-the-humble-casserole/article_776f022b-419e-5b44-aa9e-911712e8b218.html