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food from the 60's

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I am hosting a gathering based on a book from the 1960's,and want to serve some of the decade's 'best' foods. If you all could please share some of your favorites,it would be wonderful.
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  1. There's quite a long thread, believe it or not, on exactly that topic: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4342...

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    1. re: JoanN

      Thanks ,I will check it out.

    2. Not necessarily my favorites but Tang, Screaming Yellow Zonkers & Space Food Stix come to mind.

      Heh - looking at that list, no wonder it all lead to drugs.

      1. See this thread from a few years ago for a Mad Men themed party, which will give you some additional ideas, including some that are a bit upscale -- i.e., what would Betty Draper serve?
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6623...

        1. Dinner parties starring crepes, fondue or a recipe from Julia Childs. Alice B Toklas brownies for dessert.Wine and cheese parties were big as cocktail parties were for old people. Also ate a lot of badly cooked ethnic food and macrobiotic meals featuring brown rice and more brown rice.

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          1. re: Berheenia

            Yes, it is really important not to see that era as all junk food.

          2. Campbells soup with shrimp or chicken, and sherry added comes to mind for me. Guess you had to be there. I do remember quiche Lorraine being a big deal though, that was as fancy as it got.

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            1. re: coll

              I remember a fancy party dish made with rolled up flounder fillets baked in Campbell's FROZEN cream of shrimp soup, a delicacy they discontinued in the seventies.

              1. re: Berheenia

                My Mom used Black and Crosswell canned shrimp soup for all her seafood/condensed soup/sherry delights, I'm sure it's gone now but stood her in good stead for awhile.