Category: Retro Food in the News

Bad Retro Holiday Food…What? Can There Be Such a Thing?

Great article on the interwebs today about Retro Holiday Foods that have, according to the authors, gladly been forgotten…although…I’m not so sure…

I thought this Shrimp Christmas Tree was brilliant…it reminded me a little of Yinzerella’s Shrimp Sputniks from a few days ago.  I also loved that massive goblet of sauce… I had a little bet with myself that it would be nothing more than ketchup and mayo and…almost!

Shrimp Christmas Tree

I”m doing this…Christmas 2014, your name is Shrimp Christmas Tree.  Recipe here.

Funnily enough, this also reminded me of the lovely Yinzerella:

Cocktail Weenie Tree

Whereas this just made me giggle for hours.  Because I’m really a 12-year-old boy…

I’d ask what were they were thinking but it’s kind of  obvious….

Christmas Candle Salad

Full article here.

So, do you agree with the authors that these should be forgotten?  Or, like me have you been inspired to add some retro glam to your next Christmas party meal?

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Retro Food In the News – Vintage Christmas Ideas

Read this in the paper today…

The Pita Bread Christmas Trees below are adorable.  And,  will be featuring in my Christmas menus.

Retro Christmas Appetizers

As will the Party Loaf.   I did find the recipe for Susan’s Party Loaf as mentioned in the article, however I preferred this one from Betty Crocker purely for the completely unnecessary use of food colouring…you know you’re taking a ride on the way-back machine when that happens.

Plus it’s got carrots made into flowers and i just bought a flower shaped cutter from Daiso that I’m itching to use.  Stay tuned…

Betty Crocker Party Loaf

And the Madras Cocktail ?  Take a look at this piece of awesomeness…

Madras Cocktail
Madras Cocktail

Don’t drink them all they say?  Who are they kidding?   The recipe which is here

put me in mind of the old Dorothy Parker quote:

“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
after four I’m under the  host.”

This thing might not just knock your socks off, it could take your ankles with it.

I  can’t wait to try it!

So what retro treats are you all planning for Christmas?

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Retro Food for Modern Times: Everything Old Is New Again

So Retro Food is the new trend for 2013….I always knew I was ahead of the curve 😉

What a perfect retro meal this would make:

Prawn Cocktail
Prawn Cocktail
Chicken Kiev
Chicken Kiev
Arctic Roll
Arctic Roll

All washed down with some delicious Sodastream:


You know, they can bring back as much food as they like…but those hairstyles?  They need to stayed buried in the past!

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