Category Archives: 1970s

Smirnoff Election Punch (1971)

It’s here! It’s finally here! I don’t know how you plan on spending your election day, but after work I’m shutting down everything that could possibly tell me anything about the election until the morning after. So tonight I will … Continue reading

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Playboy Gourmet Cold Bisque of Shrimp Soup (1977)

Back in June I was at the wedding of two of my dear friends Erin & Anthony. At my assigned table it was me, Mr. Kinsey, Dan & Jon, some people I didn’t know, and my friend Evan and his … Continue reading

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National Noodle Day!

Foodimentary informs me that today is National Noodle Day! In honor of the occasion, let’s take a quick trip back into the past and see some of the best and worst dinners where I used my noodle. Click on the … Continue reading

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It’s National Whiskey Sour Day

I must admit that the first person I think of when I think of Whiskey Sours is my cousin Jimmy. Back in the early 90s (was it that long ago?) at my cousin Suzanne’s wedding (that’s his older sister), he … Continue reading

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Jon Voight’s Artichokes, California-Style

Round ’em up, little dogies! National Day of the Cowboy is July 24th! In honor of the occasion, Greg over at Recipes For Rebels (also the name of his James Dean-themed cookbook) decided to host an ol’ fashioned cook-along blog-along … Continue reading

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Tequila Punch & Chili Buffet (1977)

My parents came into town over Memorial Day weekend and I threw a party so they could meet all of my friends (especially Manny!) whom they have heard many, many stories about but never met in real life. I picked … Continue reading

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Playboy’s Classic Champagne Cocktail

I’m still on vacation. I’m still chillaxing and enjoying the fact that I am done with the 1972 cards. I’m celebrating, bitches. And what is more celebratory than a little champs? Um. NOTHING! Enter Playboy’s Host & Bar Book by Thomas Mario (1971 … Continue reading

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99. Chicken-Aspic Vegetable Salad & the End of DiS! 1972

This is it, my friends. This is the LAST card. And it is the one that we’ve all been waiting for, in all its shiny, towering, glory–No. 99 Chicken-Aspic Vegetable Salad! 3 whole chicken breasts 5 cups boiling water 4 … Continue reading

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79. Beef Medallions (Sauce Bearnaise)

What was special about 79? It wasn’t the food–because I kinda shit the bed on the Sauce Bearnaise. It’s that the photography was much improved! No, not that photography–because that, dear friends, is pretty standard (although now I think that … Continue reading

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Liza Minnelli’s Potato Shells (1970)

Happy Birthday, Liza! On March 12, Liza With a Z! will turn 70. Seventy!!! To celebrate one of DiS!’s most favorite-ist people ever, I whipped up LIZA MINELLI’S POTATOE SHELLS. Yes, potatoe shells. I first found the recipe online from the … Continue reading

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