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Aug 15, 2010 08:39 AM

Help Me with a "70's Funk" Party Theme

I was inspired by a post on potluck themes, and I wanted to add something I've been considering for a while:

I want to do a "70's Funk" music party, getting foods that reflect great songs or artists of the time. They don't necessarily have to be typical of the "70's" kind of food, though.

First off the bat: The Ohio Players "Fire" FI-YURR! unh-unh. <cue to grill some foods>.

Then, "Funky Nassau" to cue up some conch fritters...

Of course, where would we be without the unequalled James Brown, maybe "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" -- to cue up some fish en papillote?

Parliament Funkadelic? http://musicalstewdaily.files.wordpre... inspires some wild jello salad with spiky carrots and celery inside ;-).

What would be your ideas for the party? Name a song or artist and the food or technique that you suggest as the proper homage. I know you all are creative, so... GET FUNKY, y'all!

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      1. Tear the (tin) Roof (sundae) off the Sucker.

        1. Mello Yellow Squash

          Bad Bad Leroy Brown Meatloaf

          Knock three times tuna trio

          You light up my lentils

          Sourthern Nights Fried Chicken

          Hot Stuff Baked Potatoes

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          1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

            no no no! I need FUNK. FUNK, girlfriend!

            thanks for playing, though. your consolation prize is behind curtain #3. ;-). (disco evolved from funk.... ).

            ps, you made me crack up with the "knock three times tuna trio"! i just pictured tony orlando and dawn, smearing mayo on white bread.
            this DOES give me some ideas for costumes, though: (except for the bear rug on tony's chest. crikey!).

            1. re: alkapal

              Ok...lets put some funk in this...

              Super Freak Chicken>roasted poblano marinated chicken

              Papa was Rolling ravioli Stone


              Let it whip..ed potatoes

              You dropped the bomb on me ... stuffed cherry peppers

              Rock Shrimp Steady

              So did I funk it up some?? Welll now you went and did it, i am so having a funk 70's dinner next weekend!!!

              1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                ha ha, that's a little better, funkygoddess!

                have fun. ;-).

                i wanna see the menu and the outfits you wear!

          2. Jungle (juice) Boogie. Great, now I can't stop.

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              1. re: alkapal

                Hah! So your sub-theme is "sugar shock." Hot Chocolate, also.