Feast Your Eyes or… You Know… Not.

Feast Your Eyes… or Not.

From “The Gallery of Regrettable Food” it’s food styling circa 1959 with, clockwise from the top left, “Holiday Salad” (anything pink with fruit in it was a sure show-stopper, apparently, especially with what look like – I think – green candied cherries on top), “Chicken Curry Salad” (is that what that is?), and the ever-popular “Corned Beef Salad Loaf.”  These entries were from “More Knudsen’s Best.”  Be sure to read the descriptions of each dish.  Very, um, descriptive.

Try it.  You won’t be sorry.  Well, maybe you will.

Boy have we come a looooong way.  Thank you, Julia Child, wherever you are.

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2 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes or… You Know… Not.

  1. In posting this I realized that the gallery really has as much to say about food photography (or what is sometimes referred to as “food porn“) as it does about food. Taking the example, above, the lighting and treatment of the subjects certainly don’t add to their appeal. Then again, I’m not sure there’s much that could be done to that Chicken Curry Salad to make it appealing. And have you noticed the use of iceberg lettuce and pimento-stuffed green olives as garnish for just about everything?

  2. Pingback: I Can Has Cheezburger? « Rummaging About

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