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Old 01-22-2010, 06:04 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I love this guy's website. Part of it is dedicated to strange recipes and ghastly pictures from old cookbooks. I think some of you will get a kick out of it.

LILEKS (James) Gallery of Regrettable Food

http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/drpepper/aspic.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I have a bunch of recipe cards and little booklets from my late mom's collection, dating from the fifties, sixties and seventies.

All I can say is: HOLY S**T! Were people actually serving that stuff?
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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The way that Mr. Lileks describes each picture or recipe just cracks me up.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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Ewwwwwwww. Please, it's way too early for this. I'm still drinking my coffee.

p.s. here's another one:

Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/10PM/backcover.jpg (broken link)

"This is a dish whose hue and unrelenting chunkiness prompts a rash of coat-gathering, pale faces, and muttered apologies."
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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Ewwwwwwww. Please, it's way too early for this. I'm still drinking my coffee.

p.s. here's another one:

Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974
Hahaha, gross! The first one I clicked is "Fluffy Mackerel Pudding."
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Thanks for sharing. The Jello gallery was hilarious. The moldy jello slab looks delicious. I like the commentary, also.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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"This is a dish whose hue and unrelenting chunkiness prompts a rash of coat-gathering, pale faces, and muttered apologies."
LOL. Those captions are genius!
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:53 AM
 
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From plaidmom's link:



"Here's to ... placenta! Yes, let's have these in brandy snifters. Let's just tip our heads back and let the chunks slide in."

I am laughing so hard I am crying.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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People used to eat tomato aspic...
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