The Gallery of Regrettable Food

It never ceases to amaze me how many bizzare,but very often entertaining, things you can come across while surfing the internet. Recently, while searching for old time retro recipes to make for Easter Sunday dinner, I came across The Gallery of Regrettable Food by James Lileks.  Well, I’ve now bookmarked it because when I’m in the need for a good laugh, this site is guaranteed to to the trick.

An hysterically hideous compendium of ghastly food pictures and recipes from mid twentieth century cookbooks and food company promotional literature, accompanied by the hilarious twisted commentary of the author.

Feast your eyes on this sampling of lucious treats!


"Garden Salad #2.

the food seems trapped in a shiny force-field, the individual items
looking with sad envy at the olives and tomatoes relaxing outside the
hated Invisible Barrier. This dish takes a little more time, because it
requires constant Simonizing prior to consumption. But that’s


"Sometimes meat likes to
dress up and feel pretty. That doesn’t mean ANYTHING. Lots of men like
to wear nice frilly things, soft things, just for the way they feel.
Some very masculine men were cross-dressers; is it any surprise that the
manliest of foodstuffs should sometimes feel the same way?"

Next time you’re planning a retro themed party, be sure to refer to this site for some menu ideas. You can wow your guests with some "meat jello" or  the "chopped off alien fetus pods."  There’s also a book  that would make a great GAG gift for the gourmet foodie in your life.

Bon appetit!

By | 2007-04-03T06:13:35-04:00 April 3rd, 2007|Food and Drink|Comments Off on The Gallery of Regrettable Food

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.