The Gallery of Regrettable Food WARNING This is not a cookbook You ll find no tongue tempting treats within unless of course you consider Boiled Cow Elbow with Plaid Sauce to be your idea of a tasty meal No The Gallery of Regrett
Title: The Gallery of Regrettable Food
Author: James Lileks
WARNING This is not a cookbook You ll find no tongue tempting treats within unless, of course, you consider Boiled Cow Elbow with Plaid Sauce to be your idea of a tasty meal No, The Gallery of Regrettable Food is a public service Learn to identify these dishes Learn to regard shivering liver molds with suspicion Learn why curries are a Communist plot to undermine dWARNING This is not a cookbook You ll find no tongue tempting treats within unless, of course, you consider Boiled Cow Elbow with Plaid Sauce to be your idea of a tasty meal No, The Gallery of Regrettable Food is a public service Learn to identify these dishes Learn to regard shivering liver molds with suspicion Learn why curries are a Communist plot to undermine decent, honest American spices Learn to heed the advice of stern, fictional nutritionists If you see any of these dishes, please alert the authorities.Now, the good news laboratory tests prove that The Gallery of Regrettable Food AMUSES as well as informs Four out of five doctors recommend this book for its GENEROUS PORTIONS OF HILARITY and ghastly pictures from RETRO COOKBOOKS You too will look at these products of post war cuisine and ask WHAT WERE THEY THINKING It s an affectionate look at the days when starch ruled, pepper was a dangerous spice, and Stuffed Meat with Meat Sauce was considered health food.Bon appetit The Gallery of Regrettable Food is a simple introduction to poorly photographed foodstuffs and horrid recipes from the Golden Age of Salt and Starch It s a wonder anyone in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s gained any weight It isn t that the food was inedible it was merely dull Everything was geared toward a timid palate fearful of spice It wasn t nonnutritious no, between the limp boiled vegetables, fat choked meat cylinders, and pink whipped Jell O desserts, you were bound to find a few calories that would drag you into the next day It s just that the pictures are so hideously unappealing.Author James Lileks has made it his life s work to unearth the worst recipes and food photography from that bygone era and assemble them with hilarious, acerbic commentary This is not meat This is something they scraped out of the air filter from the engines of the Exxon Valdez It all started when he went home to Fargo and found an ancient recipe book in his mom s cupboard Specialties of the House, from the North Dakota State Wheat Commission He never looked back Now, they re not really recipe books They re ads for food companies, with every recipe using the company s products, often in unexpected and horrifying ways There s not a single appetizing dish in the entire collection.The pictures in the book are ghastly the Italian dishes look like a surgeon had a sneezing fit during an operation, and the queasy casseroles look like something on which the janitor dumps sawdust But you have to enjoy the spirit behind the books cheerful postwar perfect housewifery, and folks with the guts to undertake such culinary experiments as stuffing cabbage with hamburger, creating the perfect tongue mousse when you have the fellas over for a pregame nosh, or, best of all, baking peppers with a creamy marshmallow sauce Alas, too many of these dishes bring back scary childhood memories.
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