29 funniest (and grimmest) recipes and photos from 1970s cookbooks

@70s_party over on Twitter has been collecting photos of funny photos and grim recipes from the 1970s – the decade where food was so bad most people lived on cheese sandwiches to avoid it.

Here’s 29 of the best:

1. Living the dream, my friends. Living the dream!


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2. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe


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3. You are beautiful No matter what they say


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4. It’s too early for this, isn’t it


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5. No one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike


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6. ‘I don’t care if the pic’s blurry, Elaine. We go to press in 30 minutes.’


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7. Oh, baby you’re the only thing in this whole world That’s pure and good and right.


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8. Are you having fun yet?


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9. Hello darkness my old friend


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10. Countdown to Armageddon is commencing


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11. You’ll be near-blind by the second glass


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12. ‘And you know where you can shove this, Sandra…’


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13. Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!


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14. Have it tonight! #WorldEggDay


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15. Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?


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16. I like my chicken like I like my men


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17. My Mum has a unique palate.



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18. It all began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves; immortal, wisest and fairest of al…

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19. If there’s a smile on my face It’s only there trying to fool the public


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20. Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you


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21. I will give you this favour on the day of my daughters wedding. (Pic via


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22. Smile (though your heart is breaking)


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23. Love is a burning thing And it makes a fiery ring


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24. #i’mwithher


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25. Wake up, sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.


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26. Please don’t make me


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27. Look into my eyes and tell me you love me


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28. I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly


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29. Crazy I’m crazy for feeling so lonely


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And like most popular twitter accounts, this is now a book: so buy 70s Dinner Party: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly of Retro Food over on Amazon.