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Satirical 1950s Food 29

A reader writes " This cookbook site has some very funny ads and books relating to food, from the 1920s - 50s. Check out the index here but first link is _the_ funniest one I found. "Wow-it's amazing what I find funny when I haven't slept for a while.
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Satirical 1950s Food

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Have you people considered that this food, which actually looks like it was made of plants and animals, may be just a bit better-tasting and healthy than the plastic shit they serve in fast-food places?
  • by Nate Fox ( 1271 )
    I wont knock it till I've tried it, but I dont think I ever will. Cottage cheese filled 7-Up pancakes?!? I really dont know about that. It just doesnt sound like the three go together...

    If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed...
  • That's made from plants and animals too - just not the bits you'd typically choose to use for food.
  • I like to take all of those recepies and replace the 7-up with Mt. Dew. Yummy!
  • Congratulations, I have become totally paranoid. The last few dozen ``hey come look at this'' stories seem to have been drawn directly from my browser cache, not to mention that I was going through grouse [] the other day and was terrified at how many of those things I already had bookmarked.
    Oh well, at least my links page on my website (coming soon) can be a bit shorter then.
  • If you thought the 50's cookbook site was good,
    The Ultimate Bad Candy Page.

    The rate the world's worst candy from
    "Almost Tolerable, Semi Edible" to the "Ultimate
    Horror, Hell on Earth"

    Two and a half stars. Check it out!
  • . . . but I didn't submit it because I didn't want to offend anyone's taste buds. Of course, if you could eat this tripe, then you probably DON'T have taste buds.

    Yummm. . . deviled onions!

  • Please report to maintenance to have your humor circuits reinstalled.
  • I can't believe none of you found the penguins... []

    Oh yea, and a lot of the cookbook criticism does seem disingenuous, but the magazine ads [] and the miscellaneous pics [] do harbor some gems []...

  • I mean, MY GOD MAN!!

    I'd have to cruise on 3 hours a night for several nights, fo that bean and weiner thing to get a smirk.

    Now where's that recipe for Zima Jello - sort of a JelloShot, but tinggly, and you can have a whole bunch of it.
  • Back up to the main page []. I think the whole site's hilarious. Of course, I haven't slept in a while either.
  • I find this web site to be rather contradictory. He, I think it was a he, starts out by informing the reader that the following pages would be laden with the most hideously bland and poorly photographed food, as to make you thank your lucky stars you were born in the era of preprocessed foods!

    He then goes on to bash entire cook books based on his totally unsubstantiated opinion that soda makes all foods revolting. Now I cannot validate the edibility of a 7-up and cheese in a pancake combination, I would be more than happy to vouch for 7-up/Sprite/Canada Dry/beer used to baste various meats.

    In his other "cookbook reviews" the author comments on different photos and recipies in a way that harkens me back to elementary school, "Eww, looks like your eating intestines!! ha ha ha"

    In fact, the only thing this author extolls is the worldwide recognition his site has achieved. Pretty bland if you ask me.
  • Ok, While I don't agree with the 7-Up Cottage Cheese Pancakes, I have to say that 7-Up helps to make a TASTY Christmas Ham.

    The 7-Up works w/ the ham much like a baste made of lemon, lime and sugar- which when cooked up, sugar coats the ham, and makes for a juicy, sweet ham.

    That one, I'll have to say was odd when I first heard it, but it'll be in MY recipe book for a long time...
  • Not much like a real penguin?
    Does real penguin taste fishy, gamey, or like chicken?
  • The other side of this particular coin is a book called "Square Meals," by Jane & Michael Stern, which pays homage to such suburban delights as Kraft macaroni & cheese, Velveeta and do-it-yourself luaus. I mean, who can pass up a chance to make Flaming Cabbage Head Weenies in Puu-Puu Sauce!?

    Actually one of our family's favorite recipes came from this book -- Cherry Coke Jell-O salad. Cherry Jell-O made with Coca-Cola and festooned with cherries and walnuts. Yum.

    caw caw
  • a tasty ham.

    I have now seen it all :)

    Oh well, We have to eat and by god, might as well do it right.
    Might be able to cook it on an overclocked K6. What do I preheat it to? 3-D rendering on 3dsMax?
    Compiling the latest Linux kernel? or do I have to go broil and load Windows?

  • A crepe is just a really thin pancake, in essence, and cottage cheese is a pretty standard crepe filling at most restaurants. I don't know about the 7-up, but it's mildly acidic, so you'd probably wind up with a fluffier pancake... Kind of like adding lemon juice.
  • i don't know what all the fuss is about...there's nothing i enjoy more than a frosty bacon milkshake on a hot day! hey maybe this is where mcdonalds got the idea of adding chicken fat into their shakes?

    tastes like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy...
  • I love the Casserole Cookbook. Sure, the recipies are for an unsophisticated audience that favored butter-and-eggs farmhouse food, but you have to admire the spirit. These recipies were for housewives who had to cook from scratch every night. Many recipies I see in the New York Times today are equally preposterous, using scores of ingredients and requiring hours of prep time. You'll be amazed at how impressed your friends who are used to dining at chic Manhattan restaurants will be with a pasta casserole when the ingredients are actually fresh and the preparation wholesome.

The absent ones are always at fault.