Sunday, November 26, 2006

How to Lose Your Appetite in 30 Seconds

I found a hilarious website today: James Lilek's Gallery of Regrettable Food. It's a collection of humorously annotated recipe books from the bad old days (mostly the 40s, 50s, and 60s) when Americans apparently thought that the best way to prepare any food was to suspend it in gelatin.

My favorites are the Knudson recipe books (especially the second) and the Ten P.M. Cookbook.

Keep a barf bag handy.


Anonymous said...

Didn't I try making hard-boiled eggs suspended in geletin for a Shabbos appetizer once in the Grad?

I think it looked pretty in the picture...

-- Mer

elf said...

Did you really? And I didn't stop you?

sanpaku said...

Lileks came out with a whole book of 'em -- well worth the money. Three words:

Ketchup-Pistachio Cake

Anonymous said...

The recipe stopped me, they failed miserably. It is possible that you were visiting DH that weekend and didn't realize what horrors I was attempting in the kitchen.

I only remember this b/c I thought they looked so freaking cool in the pic -- still remember that pic -- maybe I'll experiment with geletin for Shabbos. In a more traditional, something yummy involving Jell-o type way.

-- Mer

Anonymous said...

Mmm . . . corned beef jello. Sounds like the national cuisine where I am.

elf said...

Where are you?

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