Taste Test From Hell: We Cooked a Bunch of Gross Recipes From the ’50s February 26, 2014Posted by sandyclaus in Uncategorized.
Few things are more luridly delightful than midcentury food porn—fishy Jell-Os, mayonnaise frosting, all canned everything, foods ground up and then moulded into the shapes of other foods. If you’ve ever flipped through your grandma’s post-war Betty Crocker cookbook, then you know what I’m grimacing about. These are recipes from leaner times, grounded in thriftiness and imperishability and resourcefulness. And, yes, Hot Dog Aspic Ambrosia is fun to gawk at in 2014, but what would happen…if you actually ate the food? Some friends and I decided to find out.