Several folks have asked me to post more retro recipes, especially everyone’s favorite, gelatin molds! Obviously I’m more than happy to oblige! But I find myself wondering, after all these years am I becoming immune to the horrors of the vintage aspic? So, as anytime I have a problem, I look to Project Runway’s Tim Gunn for answers.
Gunn once told a contestant that his design was like living in the monkey house at the zoo. He explained that when you first walk into the monkey house you are overcome with the scent, then after a while in the monkey house, it doesn’t seem so bad. Finally if you were to actually live in the monkey house you wouldn’t think it smells at all.
Sometimes I come across a vintage recipe and think it doesn’t look all that bad…in fact maybe I will try that recipe. Am I living in the monkey house?
In order to test my gelatin mold tolerance, today I bring you an assortment of god’s creatures that swim, fly and amble all encased in a very very shiny gelatin embrace.
Test 1: “Movie Recipe” Chicken and Vegetable Aspic.
Test 2. Jelly Beef Mold
Test 3: Jelly Tongues
Test 4: Mayo and ….Fish…?
The good news is Aunt Mary still maintains some manner of astonishment after the ravages of vintage recipes. The bad news, it seems demonic cults were once a viable target market for at least one condiment company.