Food from the 70's!
I am hosting a 70's disco for an association i am involved with. we want everything to reflect the 70's. Please help me with the buffet menu. What food was hip in the 70's? We've covered the chocolate fountain; but other than that, we need assistance.
Deviled Eggs? TV Dinners - or was that the 50's?
We want it to be creative and upscale, but fun!
I appreciate your help!
Green Goddess Salad Dressing on iceburg or romaine lettuce
Surf and Turf (and it was usually steak and lobster
Deep Fried Mushrooms and Zucchini
Anadama Bread on the table with butter
Dessert was Mud Pie?
Stuart Anderson's Black Angus and Charlie Browns in the Bay Area were seriously busy in the 70s. Remember all that dark wood with open beam ceilings?
oh yeah, the baked potato, loaded, they would come around with a doggone cart full if stuff to put on the baked potato! some places had this huge lazy susan that would spin on the table!
And Prime Rib was the cut I always wanted it's all coming back!
That would be hysterical to do a cart full of baked potato toppings~
Palazzo pants with Bare Traps or Colored Jeans with Candies for the gals, and Angel Flights with a matching vest for the guys!
stuffed mushrooms. Perhaps Swedish meatballs? Spinach salad?
Early healthfood or vegetarian food. A lot of it is stodge you wouldn't want at your party (brown rice casseroles...) but you might find some edibles in the New York Times Natural foods cookbook, and of course, in Anna Thomas's early books - always tasty food but her early books were full of very rich recipes. Find an old copy of The Vegetarian Epicure.
Hash brownies and biscuits, though I doubt it is that kind of party...
Galloping gourmet - late 1960s to 70s...
I never saw a chocolate fountain in the 1970s - guess it depends on your milieu. (We weren't disco types).
Devilled eggs and especially TV dinners are 1950s food, though of course they were still around.
From a UK site. The trout with almonds actually looks very tasty: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wine/main....
Guacamole was big, and with veggie dippers and tortilla chips. Pasta with pesto was getting discovered.