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    Default Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    A while ago when this board was first started, I was a member, and someone had posted a great website, that had recipes and pictures from 1950's and 1960's cookbooks. The food was so amazingly gross, like gelled ham and such.

    Does anyone have the url? Thanks!
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    Default Do you mean "Gallery of Regrettable Food?"

    This covers really bizarre meals/food from the 1930-60s.

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    From the otherwise inoffensive Knox book of Gel Cookery. It looks . . . solid, but not necessarily appetizing. Cold gelatin w/ peas . . . no. No, thank you. Especially when the cold firm mold is the color of a cold, firm cadaver.


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    Default Re: Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    Is that back when stuff like potted meat and vienna sausages in the can (swimming in that gross looking tea-colored *jelly*) became popular?
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    Default Re: Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    bananas and mayonnaise (it's true, i swear)
    anything with devilled ham or spam
    all sorts of dodgy 'casseroles'
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    Default Re: Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    It's also when people found 'excitement' in the aluminumm TV dinner trays and held 'all pink food' parties. (i'm serious)

    Just because they could.
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    Default Re: Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    Aspic should be a dirty word banned from all polite conversation.

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    Default Re: Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    ^^^
    it's nasty.
    and a recurring nightmare at summer lunches hosted by women over 60.
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    Default Re: Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    oh lordie, my mother always makes aspic when my grandmother comes over. it is horrendous and since my brother and i were children we'd always laugh about the ASS-pick as it looked so vile/probably tastes worse. my mom isn't even 60 yet...i don't know why she feels the need to make this awful food.

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    Oh yes. Jello anything is nasty *shudders.* I think it might have been Grimm who posted the pics from the past. I have a couple of cookbooks from that era with some hideous coloured (and tasting) food. Anybody remember pupu platters?

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    Default Re: Gross foods from the 50's and 60's

    I believe you were referring to this: http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html



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    Thanks. Knew it was you.

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