Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Gourmet gets (relatively) practical, for a change

The August 1977 edition of Gourmet thoroughly shocked me by recommending an activity that even my farmer grandpa would have approved of.

Fishing! Of course, he mostly fished in the pond out back rather than trekking to the Ozarks, per Gourmet's recommendation, but fishing is about the most down-to-earth recommendation I've seen from the publication.

The recommended recipes follow the fishing theme, with this recipe for fish stuffed with... well... fish.

I can't see grandma ever puréeing one kind of fish in the blender so she could spread the mush over another kind of fish.

My favorite fish recipe is from the "Gastronomie sans Argent" section, though. What better way to enjoy a cool, refreshing fruit salad in the summer...


Than to mix it with a couple pounds of flounder? Wait... Don't answer that. Suggesting that maybe the fruit salad and fish would taste better separately will mark you as a yokel who'd rather just fish in the pond out back after a day of working on the tractor rather than flying to the Ozarks with expensive new fishing equipment for a vacation from all those hours in the office.


4 comments:

  1. Hee hee! More meats w/ fruit, at least there's no cheese in it

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    1. That's true. Maybe we should be surprised they didn't add blue cheese.

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  2. "Fruit and Flounder", the high protein breakfast cereal that didn't make it to the shelves.

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    1. Ha! The mascot might be pretty funny, though.

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