70S Dinner Party The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly of Retro Food

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Spaghetti in aspic, anyone? Revel in astonishing dishes from yesteryear: Stuffed Cocktail Grapes, Savoury Sausage Salad, a spunky Shrimp-Salmon Mould and so much more.

Anna Pallai was brought up on 1970s stalwarts of stuffed peppers, meatloaf and platters of slightly greying hardboiled eggs. When she rediscovered her mother's grease-stained 70s cookbooks, she knew she needed to share them with the world, and so the hit Twitter account @70s_Party was born.

Harking back to a simpler pre-Instagram, pre-clean-eating era, when the only concern for your dinner party was whether your aspic would set in time, this is a joyful celebration of food that can give you gout just by looking at it. Covering all the essentials, from starters through to desserts, dinner party etiquette (just how does one start to eat a swan fashioned from a hardboiled egg?) and the dreaded 'foreign' food, there's no potato-fashioned-as-a-stone left unturned.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910931387
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Square Peg
Pub date:
DEWEY: 642.409047
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 173
Weight: 390g
Height: 156mm
Width: 181mm
Spine width: 17mm