#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 9th, 2014 16:52
#2 By: LurkingGrue, January 9th, 2014 17:42
Looks like this site has been boing-boinged off the net.
#3 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 9th, 2014 17:46
Apparently, I know you people a little too well.
#4 By: Jeff Chiavetta, January 9th, 2014 17:53
you must know about james lileks and his 'gallery of regrettable food', he's even up in MN.
#5 By: gilbert wham, January 9th, 2014 18:02
Aye, I was cheerfully reeling in horror at Aspic Atrocities, and now it's b0rked.
#6 By: El Mariachi, January 9th, 2014 21:19
I made this Hot Dog Crown for a party a couple of years ago based on a gross old 1950s recipe card. Bonus, mine was vegan!
It got a lot of laughs, but nobody touched it.
#7 By: Israel B, January 9th, 2014 23:05
Ever wonder what some of the 1950s cookbook horrors Cory posts here would look (and taste) like in real life?
Cory posts stuff besides political rants and semi-factual rants about things outside the scope of his knowledge?
Sadly I remember some of the things in this blog because my grandmother used to cook like that.
#8 By: IronEdithKidd, January 10th, 2014 08:38
I discovered his blog thanks to Cory posting about it years ago. Minnesota is one of those places where you can find examples of regretable foods showing up at pot lucks to this day. Then again, I've also seen such things in central Wisconsin and mid-Michigan. Within the last decade. :/
#9 By: chgoliz, January 10th, 2014 09:53
What's in the center, refried beans? Because baked beans might have made it edible.
I think for it to truly be 1950's food, though, you'd have to skewer maraschino cherries and canned fruit like pineapple chunks or "fruit salad" with toothpicks and attach them to the tops of the hotdogs as jewels.
#10 By: chgoliz, January 10th, 2014 10:01
My grandmother married a northern Wisconsin man and lived in one small town up there for the rest of her life. One year, sometime in the late 1980's, she gave all of her granddaughters (note the gender) the Ladies Auxiliary Cookbook from her town. The salad section included not one single dish we would consider salad: no greens, in fact no fresh vegetables of any type. Every "salad" was a jello salad, some with canned fruit in them and some with canned vegetables in them. Full stop.
How any of these people lived a long and healthy life, I'll never know. They'd eat about as many fresh fruits and vegetables in a month as our family does in a day. But really, when you're in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, etc. in prior generations...how much fresh produce could you get from October - June every year, back before we were shipping the stuff worldwide every day of the year? Jello might have been the only way to stomach canned peas, beans and corn every day for months.
#11 By: chgoliz, January 10th, 2014 10:05
Link back up, fwiw.
And can I just say: lamb cake! Not a Christian, but the relatives we visited every year at Easter were, so we had lamb cake every year. It's a coconut cake....what's not to love?
#12 By: MichaelPaulukonis, January 10th, 2014 10:08
There's a picture of me, somewhere, with a lamb cake. Birthday or baptism?
#13 By: MichaelPaulukonis, January 10th, 2014 10:11
"vegan" is a bonus?
If there's one thing I can't stand, it's vegetarian food that apes meat. That's like shooting an android and claiming you're non-violent!
What is in the center?
#14 By: chgoliz, January 10th, 2014 10:18
#15 By: gilbert wham, January 10th, 2014 10:47
#16 By: gilbert wham, January 10th, 2014 10:48
Mere anarchy. It won't hold.
#17 By: retepslluerb, January 10th, 2014 10:52
There are plenty of winter vegetables, though I admit that many would probably suffer in Wisconsin, too.
Also, not amount of “healthy food” will offset the sedentary lifestyle of todays' population.
#18 By: retepslluerb, January 10th, 2014 10:58
Well, sausages and the like aren't meat, but meat dishes. There's a difference.
If it works to make non-prime-cuts into edible food, why not use the same technique on other stuff?
I actually like tofu-sausages, for example, and I am a meat eater. Raw, spiced pork, rare beef, roasted chicken with nothing but a little salt, if any - yummy. Yes, these tofu sausages work splendidly with fried noodles, for example.
What's wrong is selling and treating them as “This is just as meat sausages“, because it's not a substitute. (Wrong texture, for examples, so you can't handle it the same way.)
#19 By: gilbert wham, January 10th, 2014 11:10
Well, given what most hotdogs consist of, tofu ones aren't that bad an option, I guess...
#20 By: MichaelPaulukonis, January 10th, 2014 11:48
I also eat vegetarian sausage (patties).
But when I go to a vegan restaurant and the only things on the menu are ersatz burgers ersatz hot dogs ersatz chicken etc etc I'm annoyed. It's taunting me with meat, not rewarding me for avoiding meat. [Most vegan restaurants aren't like that, probably. But some certainly are. And they annoy me.]
What, practically speaking regarding meat-eating vs vegan-eating behaviors per the context of this discussion, would that be?
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