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#1 Mon 07 Sep 09 4:02pm

mummza

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60's recipes or suggestions please

I have a colleague who has to cook some 60's food for a buffet at a function this weekend , preferably finger food.

Now I seem to remember we have had all sorts of discussions about 70's food but I can't remember discussing 60's food .

As I was a child in the 60's and had mainly my mothers burned or overcooked offerings of food I am a bit switched off to the 60's !!

What I do remember from going to children s parties are egg sandwiches, jelly and ice-cream and cheese and pineapple hedgehogs !!! ...( not the greatest help for an adult buffet at a smart event ! )

so I am asking you all...


60's food... what foods do you think of when you think about the  60's ?


Any tips , hints, recipes would be helpful...thank you
kiss

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#2 Mon 07 Sep 09 4:12pm

MsPablo

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

Polynesian drinks come to mind, with colorful umbrellas and pineapple and marachino cherries on sticks, pu-pu platters.

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#3 Mon 07 Sep 09 4:13pm

mummza

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

Yes yes yes... paper umberellas in drinks and marachino cherries on sticks.... how could I ever forget those.

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#4 Mon 07 Sep 09 4:16pm

Anna

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

Mummza, have you seen any of the Supersizers programmes?  It was on BBC2, with Giles Coren and Sue Perkins, they've done two series so far.  They've done the 50s and the 70s, but for some reason, 1960s food is unworthy of an episode!  Encouraging, eh?

What's the occasion?   smile

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#5 Mon 07 Sep 09 4:30pm

jana2

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

Born in 1985, I cannot tell you anything about my own experiences of the 60's. mrgreen But what I can do, is: tell you what the 1968's edition of the "Ladies Home Journal Adventures in Cooking" standing on my bookshelf suggests for a buffet:

menu I:
- Cold baked ham
- potatoes au gratin
- pineapple slices topped with spiced crab apples
- mustard pickles
- carrot curls
- celery hearts
- tossed salad with swiss and bleu cheese
- hot buttered rolls
- french bread
- assorted french pastries
- coffee

menu II:
- curried shrimp
- aniseed beef
- chopped peanuts
- rice
- chopped green onion
- mango chutney
- chopped hard-cooked eggs
- grated coconut
- crumbled bacon
- "tropical delight"
- coffee
- tea
- beer

menu III:
- guacamole
- corn chips
- chili con carne
- tamales
- radish salad
- "mexican flan"
- melon balls and liqueur

menu IV - summer buffet:
- cold borsch
- poached salmon with herbed mayonnaise
- potato-cucumber salad
- pumpernickel sandwiches
- lemon mousse
- coffee

menu V:
- ham ring and sour cream-horseradish sauce
- deviled eggs
- spinach-raw mushroom salad
- hot buttered rolls
- easy cheesecake
- coffee

menu VI - st. patrick's day buffet:
- corned beef
- boiled potatoes in jackets
- quick-cooked cabbage
- boiled yellow turnips
- beets
- white onions
- carrots
- assorted mustards
- rye bread with butter
- beer
- irish coffee

menu VII - italian buffet:
- antipasto platter
- cannelloni with sausage
- tossed green salad with oil and vinegar
- bread sticks
- frozen lemon pie
- coffee

I don't know if this will help you...but maybe you find some inspiration or my list awakens the memories of some other users and they will be able to tell you more  smile In case you need any recipes of the things I listed above, just tell me and I'll post it/ them.

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#6 Mon 07 Sep 09 4:47pm

mrpab

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

oh j.a.n.a., that "menu V", "ham ring, deviled eggs" <<groan>> that is so 60's! One can only imagine what "easy cheesecake" is!

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#7 Mon 07 Sep 09 5:05pm

jutta73

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#8 Mon 07 Sep 09 5:42pm

ljbritt50

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

I was a teenager in the '60s and my parents often held cocktail parties for government officials and wealthy professionals. As we lived in a small rural community, I often prepared and served the food. I can remember many such affairs: Devilled eggs, pickled onions, miniature cocktail sausages, shrimp and shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, tomato aspic, tiny meatballs of many different descriptions, a variety of types of pate, scallops wrapped in bacon, fancy little, layered sandwiches with the crusts cut off, fine imported cheeses and fresh fruit on scewers to name but a few.

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#9 Mon 07 Sep 09 5:44pm

ljbritt50

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

...another one I always found a bit odd, but very tasty was waterchestnuts wrapped in bacon

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#10 Mon 07 Sep 09 9:56pm

Ashen

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Re: 60's recipes or suggestions please

I remember the spinach and raw mushroom salad from visiting my grandparents  as a child in the 70's .. Shrimp cocktails  , deviled eggs  (upscale it with a bit of caviar maybe )   Love it.

You could also try to find some old style Marie Antoinette chapagne glasses for the mood.  cool

I am convinced my Grandparents were still working off a 60's stylesheet when entertaining in the 70's.. They did have great taste generally though,  my sisiter still is using their good teak furniture from back then.  thumbsup


Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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