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    anja Guest

    Default Food in late 60's, early 70's

    Hi!

    I was hoping somebody might help me?

    We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    food...
    The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    desserts and assorted snacs,,,,

    (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)

    Regards

    Anja

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    Goomba Guest

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    anja wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >
    > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    > food...
    > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >
    > (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Anja


    Is that food from any specific area of the world in the 60's and 70's?
    American food?

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    pure kona Guest

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    On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 15:00:48 -0400, Goomba <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >anja wrote:
    >> Hi!
    >>
    >> I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >>
    >> We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    >> Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    >> food...
    >> The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    >> desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >>
    >> (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    >>
    >> Regards
    >>
    >> Anja

    >
    >Is that food from any specific area of the world in the 60's and 70's?
    >American food?


    We did fondue about that time. Was novel, we were poor and it was
    yummy and fun.

    aloha,
    Cea

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    bulka Guest

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    I was a kid then, but, looking back, seems a bad time for fashion and
    food.
    Have you seen that Life on Mars cop show set then? Pretty good.
    Drunk cops.

    An odd idea for a party, but wish I could be there. Are you going to
    be wearing Carnaby Street polka dots, bell bottems, medallions and
    nehrue collars?

    My folks were not great cooks. I remember overcooked meat and canned
    veg. Casseroles.

    The cookbook pictures from that time are great. Somehow hadn't got
    the color photography right .


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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    anja wrote:
    >
    > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    > food...
    > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,


    Here's more than enough recipes:

    http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 10:56:02 -0700 (PDT), anja <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Hi!
    >
    >I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >
    >We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    >Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    >food...
    >The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    >desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >
    >(do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    >

    You need fondue for sure. Appetizers with toothpicks in them. Cubes
    of cheese will do. Oh and California dip which was a Lipton onion
    soup packet mixed into a container of sour cream. Serve with potato
    chips. Guacamole and salsa were just becoming popular back then and
    Fritos were the only corn chip to be found. I used to make rumaki
    too. I first ate spaghetti and clams - and ARTICHOKES around that
    time. The memories are flooding back. A fun dessert would be squares
    of that layered jello you pick up and eat with your fingers. I forget
    what it's called.

    This should get you started
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...70&btnG=Search

    What part of the country are you in? Have the people who are hosting
    interviewed their parents (or grandparents) to find out what they
    served/ate at parties back then?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    ms. tonya Guest

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    >[email protected] (anja) ASKED:
    >Hi!
    >I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >We are throwing a party in may, themed over late
    >60's -early 70's. Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this,
    >and i'm responisibile for the food...
    >The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot
    >and cold food and some desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >(do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    >Regards
    >Anja


    http://www.robinsweb.com/70s/70s_party_foods.html

    http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html


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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Apr 12, 3:38*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > anja wrote:
    >
    > > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    > > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    > > food...
    > > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,

    >
    > Here's more than enough recipes:
    >
    > http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html


    Thank you, Mark. That website is one of the best I've ever seen. I'm
    going to email the link to lots of friends.

    --Bryan
    The album, "School of the Americas" is now available online.
    Go to: http://www.thebonobos.com/
    Click on the album cover to purchase. This is a fold out case with a
    lyrics booklet for only $9.99. That's right folks, only $9.99.

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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Food in late 60's, early 70's

    anja wrote on Sun, 12 Apr 2009 10:56:02 -0700 (PDT):

    > I was hoping somebody might help me?


    > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early
    > 70's. Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm
    > responisibile for the food...
    > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and
    > some desserts and assorted snacs,,,,


    > (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from
    > Norway....)


    Where are you located? There must be differences between Britain and
    America and also continental Europe. My wife and I first tried both beef
    and cheese fondue in the 60s on a trip to Europe and made both for
    ourselves and guests quite often. Being brought up in Britain, I can
    actually remember the first time I had spaghetti: in the early 50s.



    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    bulka wrote:
    >
    > An odd idea for a party, but wish I could be there. Are you going to
    > be wearing Carnaby Street polka dots, bell bottems, medallions and
    > nehrue collars?


    http://zippythepinhead.com/Merchant2..._Code=3-Apr-09

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    Jean B. Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > bulka wrote:
    >> An odd idea for a party, but wish I could be there. Are you going to
    >> be wearing Carnaby Street polka dots, bell bottems, medallions and
    >> nehrue collars?

    >
    > http://zippythepinhead.com/Merchant2..._Code=3-Apr-09


    Heh! My daughter had to dress in 65-style, and she wore an
    outfit I had saved since then. One of the few advantages of
    having a child at a relatively advanced age.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Pete C. Guest

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    Goomba wrote:
    >
    > anja wrote:
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > I was hoping somebody might help me?
    > >
    > > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    > > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    > > food...
    > > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    > >
    > > (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    > >
    > > Regards
    > >
    > > Anja

    >
    > Is that food from any specific area of the world in the 60's and 70's?
    > American food?


    Wouldn't the theme point to that gallery of unfortunate food?

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Pete C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:49e26108$0$16101$[email protected] ster.com...
    >
    > Goomba wrote:
    >>
    >> anja wrote:
    >> > Hi!
    >> >
    >> > I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >> >
    >> > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    >> > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    >> > food...
    >> > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    >> > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >> >
    >> > (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    >> >
    >> > Regards
    >> >
    >> > Anja

    >>
    >> Is that food from any specific area of the world in the 60's and 70's?
    >> American food?

    >
    > Wouldn't the theme point to that gallery of unfortunate food?



    LileK's Gallery of Regrettable Food:

    http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/

    Hiliarious stuff! I believe a lot of it was earlier than the 60's and 70's,
    though.

    Jill


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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Apr 12, 1:56*pm, anja <a...@dubland.com> wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >
    > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    > food...
    > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >
    > (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Anja


    May I also suggest stopping by a Goodwill, Salvation Army or other
    second hand store and picking up serving dishes in such classic early
    1970's colors such as Harvest Gold, Avocado Green (Olive Green) and
    reddish orange. There are some classic mixing bowls from that period.
    Olive green with white flowers (and vice versa). There were those
    black serving platters with inlay patterns, I think they were Danish
    or Norwegian in origin. I have small one with a butterfly on it that
    was my Mom's from that era. I believe we also had an Owl. As for
    food, as others said, fondue for sure. I would go to Goodwill and get
    a vintage "chafing dish" (or the cassserole dishes that came with the
    little metal rack, with space for a tealight candle under the
    casserole dish to keep it warm) and make Swedish Meatballs. I remember
    those were very popular for cocktail parties back then. Serve Whisky
    sours in tall straight sided glasses, garnished with an orange slice.
    (My parents always served whisky sours back then when they had
    company). I think the dishes the foods are served in/on will be just
    as important to set the mood of the theme as the foods themselves.

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    elaich Guest

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    anja <[email protected]> wrote in news:b80fe2ff-c8de-4377-ba89-40585b24f059
    @y9g2000yqg.googlegroups.com:

    > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,


    Lots of wholesome, nutricious red meat, sweets loaded with sugar, and make
    sure everything is dripping in melted cheese. Since milk did a body good,
    cheese must do a body better.

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "elaich" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:grtsmh$hbi$[email protected]..
    > anja <[email protected]> wrote in news:b80fe2ff-c8de-4377-ba89-40585b24f059
    > @y9g2000yqg.googlegroups.com:
    >
    >> The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    >> desserts and assorted snacs,,,,

    >
    > Lots of wholesome, nutricious red meat, sweets loaded with sugar, and make
    > sure everything is dripping in melted cheese. Since milk did a body good,
    > cheese must do a body better.




    Don't forget the margarine! It's soooo much better for you than butter


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    Kris Guest

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    On Apr 12, 1:56*pm, anja <a...@dubland.com> wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >
    > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    > food...
    > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >
    > (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Anja


    Fondue (cheese and chocolate) and casseroles. Wasn't crepes suzette
    popular then? And lobster thermodor?

    Kris

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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 18:47:12 -0700 (PDT), Kris <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Wasn't crepes suzette popular then?


    Yes! I made them with OJ instead of Grand Marnier and ate them for
    breakfast when I was in college. I also put home make Kahlua in the
    morning coffee.

    >And lobster thermodor?


    I tried it once (I think it was a leftover from the '50s), but lobster
    Thermadore wasn't my cup of tea.


    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    sf wrote:

    >> And lobster thermodor?

    >
    > I tried it once (I think it was a leftover from the '50s), but lobster
    > Thermadore wasn't my cup of tea.


    It's "Thermidor," and there's an interesting history of the dish at
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobster_thermidor

    Bob


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    Stan Horwitz Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    anja <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi!
    >
    > I was hoping somebody might help me?
    >
    > We are throwing a party in may, themed over late 60's -early 70's.
    > Unfortunatly I'm born to late for this, and i'm responisibile for the
    > food...
    > The plan is to have a buffet, with both hot and cold food and some
    > desserts and assorted snacs,,,,
    >
    > (do appologize the bad spelling, I'm originnaly from Norway....)


    I honestly can't think of any foods that were popular in the 60's and
    early 70's, which is when I was a kid. Someone mentioned fondu, but
    that's still quite common. When my cousin made her daughter a bat mitzva
    a year ago, they had chocolate fondu for dessert.

    When I was a kid, I ate pretty much the same thing than that we I now.
    Even a lot of the candy from candy stores is still fairly easy to find
    in my area.

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