A Brief Compendium of “Are You Seriously Going to Eat That?” by MessyNessy

crabcake

Crab cakes anyone? They should have a museum out of misfortunate mid-century menus. Seriously, what were they thinking? Food styling has come a long, long way. I dare you to make one for your Friday night dinner guests. It’s April Fool’s after all…

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Shrimp Cocktail Tree, found on Pinterest.

 

eggtreats

Stanley Kubrick Egg Treats, found on Flickr.

 

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You’re going to need a bigger drink. World of Scandinavian Food, found on Flickr.

 

hams

The Prettiest Hams On The Block From the Book Of Buffets, 1968 found on Flickr

 

mosaicmouuse

Mosaic Shrimp and Salmon Mousse, found on Flickr.

 

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Did they have no decency? Found on Flickr.

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Atora is an existing British brand of shredded suet, which is clarified beef fat, primarily used in the production of pastry and dumplings. Found on Flickr.

 

seafoam

Sea-foam Cantaloupe Pie, BH&G Cookbook, Pies And Cakes, 1966, find the recipe here.

 

pineapple

Liver Sausage Pineapple from a 1953 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.

One pound of liver sausage with lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and mayonnaise shaped like a pineapple. The lovely yellow coating on the outside is made out of unflavored gelatin and mayonnaise. You “frost it” with the jello mayo, score it, and stick little olive slices all over it.” The recipe says to top “with a real pineapple top for fun!” They also helpfully mention that you should serve hot coffee with this whole spread.

Found on Turkey Sandwich.

 

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Almonds in a Haystack Appetizer, an advertisement for Miracle Whip, found on Pinterest.

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Tuna ‘n Mackerel Picnic Loaf, found on Flickr.

 

sanwich

Horrible Cream Cheese Sandwich Thing masquerading as a cake. Found on Flickr.

 

limecheesesalad

Lime Cheese Salad, mmmm. Found on Kitschy Living.

 

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Give them credit for the Art Deco effort. Found on Flickr.

 

mayonnaisecake

Oh Mrs. Filbert. Found on Flickr.

 

vegetables

Could be a small plate of vegetable mousse, could be that the owner has a very large dog.

Found on the Gallery of Regrettable Food.

more regretable errrrrrr nostalgic food pics MessyNessy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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