Mock Duck

Mock Duck is "a delicious assortment of thrift store cookbooks", with scanned pictures and descriptions that will make your mouth water... NOT. This page is from a 1962 British cookbook called TV Suppers from Heinz.
Gaily coloured peppers almost make you forget you're eating beans again.

Pizza is topped with canned spaghetti and a lattice of anchovy fillets and processed cheese. -via Everlasting Blort

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Actually, the Gallery of Regrettable Food is in the links down in the 'Spam' section of the Mock Duck site, along with links to other sites about dubious food or dubiously-presented food.
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My mother recently gave me a cookbook she was given as a wedding present. My parents married in 1960. This book is an absolute Technicolor delight of food that just doesn't exist in the same universe as us.
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It might be be, it might be camp, but apart from the actual food, I like mass printed color mateirals form that era. I suppose it is a combination of the film process/stock used to shoot those pictures, and the technology/inks used to mass print them that gives them that certail look I kind of like.
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I still use my 1972 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I don't want to replace it because all the GOOD recipes just fall open since those pages have been wet so many times. The only problem is that it measures food in 16 oz cans and 12 oz boxes, which have succumbed to the grocery store shrink ray since then.
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