Sunday, November 9, 2014

Glace Fish Mold!

Every few weeks, Facebook becomes re-enamored with some variation of "21 Most Disgusting Retro Recipes" and you Kitchenettes trip all over yourselves sending me the link. I'm grateful to be remembered, I really am; but to paraphrase the immortal words of Miss Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest, "I'm not mad at you, Helga, I'm mad at the dirt."  

Buzzfeed has failed to perform due diligence in their besmirching of mid-century cookery - I've already made several of their "disgusting" recipes, and without exception they were - well, "not awful" might be the best that could be said about some of them, but others, like today's offering, are quite a sucess.

I'll grant you that it looks like something the dog disgorged, though.

"Glace Fish Mold" is almost always included in Buzzfeed's list, but invariably it's just the picture, with no recipe attached. I had a devil of a time tracking down how to make it, but finally found a recipe courtesy of our friends over at Brain Pickings:

You'll notice right away that my creation looks nothing at all like the picture above, even though I followed the recipe to the letter. My testers theorized that the dish in the photo might contain some tomato juice; I'm more inclined to blame bad lighting.

I'm sure you're all anxious to get to the video so you can watch Dr. Husband retch all over our newly-finished dining room, but I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed:

Our Rating:  One Screaming Husband!
(all dishes are rated from one to five Screaming Husbands. One Screaming Husband equals a happy home where all problems are solved during cocktail hour. Five Screaming Husbands signals the beginning of divorce proceedings.)


  1. I made this! Thank you for posting the recipe. I used salmon, so it turned out very orange.

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  3. Where can I get a jello mold shaped like that?

    1. I found this in an antique shop, but I'm sure you can dig one up on eBay!