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Re: Guest Post - yum

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Hopelessly broken link, heebs!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 7:50 AM
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That was a funny error message.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 7:55 AM
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It was. But that food looks more like the 50s stuff than the 70s.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 7:59 AM
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70s food (in things like this) looks like 50s food that somebody threw up a bunch of skittles all over.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:08 AM
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Specifically, you could bring the hedge hog, the cauliflower, and the grapes to a mainstream potluck and no one would bat an eyeEverybody would congratulate you on being so ironic.

But it's true that 70s food was basically a do-over of 50s food with more money and fewer inhibitions. My mother used to do a party thing in the 50s which was a tinned salmon mousse covered in aspic with bits of vegetables floating in it. It would have fitted right in here.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:14 AM
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I don't remember the 50s or much of the 70s. I remember the early 2000s and The Gallery of Regrettable Food.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:15 AM
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I went to a Mad Men-themed dinner party a while ago (whenever it was that the finale aired) and the host made a Perfection Salad. It was not exactly bad, but the combination of flavors was so strange that I couldn't eat it, it freaked me out too much. Also, it looked like murder on a plate.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:19 AM
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Specifically, you could bring the hedge hog, the cauliflower, and the grapes to a mainstream potluck and no one would bat an eye.

You could bring the hedgehog. People now are ok with whimsically-shaped desserts (and also, desserts that have obviously been touched too much, thanks to Food Channel shows where every cake is manipulated until it no longer resembles food), but i think it grosses us out when savory foods don't look like themselves. That cauliflower is veering into horror food territory.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:29 AM
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8 is me


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:30 AM
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I figured the cauliflower thing was de rigeur in Halfordland.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:31 AM
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I feel like many eyes would be batted if you brought one of those dishes to, say, any given Midwestern or Great Plains church potluck.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:51 AM
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It might be praised after the initial reaction, but it would be outre.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:52 AM
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Why was there such an obsession with pineapple?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 10:12 AM
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Hedgehog yes. Everything else, nononononono.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 11:12 AM
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You don't think the grapes would seem unremarkable?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 2:44 PM
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Stuffing grapes just seems like an insane way to spend time.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 2:59 PM
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But...but...the hedgehog! Sticking all those little almond flake spines into icing!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 3:01 PM
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Somebody was probably stuffing grape leaves and got ambition.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 3:17 PM
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Was the popularity of pineapple a spinoff of the general faddishness of Hawaii, surfing, tiki, etc?


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 3:29 PM
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That's my song!


Posted by: Red Robin | Link to this comment | 11-14-16 8:29 PM
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I'm with jms re: cauliflower surprise.

It's undoubtably a surprise, but in the same way that the guys head exploding in Scanners is a surprise.


Posted by: Seeds | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 9:53 AM
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Pineapple was the kale of the 70s.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-15-16 11:41 AM
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