13 Long-Lost Foods from the '70s That Will Stoke Your Nostalgia


Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon was the first episode of the first season, indicating its importance in the culinary canon, and it was re-enacted in a 1971 episode.

Black Forest Cake

It's made up of chocolate cake layers that have been soaked in kirsch (a transparent cherry spirit) and topped with maraschino cherries, with sour cherries placed between the layers in certain variants.

Cheese & Pineapple Hedgehogs

We had this ridiculously adorable party dish before Pinterest, which is exactly what it sounds like: skewers of cheese cubes and cut-up pineapple put into a base to form an edible hedgehog.

Cheese Straws

If you went to a party in the 1970s, you were almost certain to come across a bowl of crunchy baked cheese straws to help you recover after one too many Harvey Wallbangers.


In the 1970s, cooking your own food smack in the midst of the table was all the rage. While cheese fondue was a large component of it, there were also possibilities like frying meat in oil or other items in broth.

Watergate Salad

This pistachio-flavored "salad" is a wonderful example of how to turn a political issue into a delectable dessert—"salad" is a misnomer because the ingredients include pudding, canned pineapple, whipped cream, pecans, and marshmallows.

Country Captain

Many home cooks had their noses buried in Irma S. Rombauer's Joy of Cooking, one of the most famous and popular cookbooks in the country, when it was published in 1975.

Crepes Suzette

The orange-flavored dessert is not just packed of delectable ingredients like butter, orange juice, and Grand Marnier, but it's also missing the tableside flambé. With our help, you can make the ideal crepe.

Wacky Cake

The "wacky" approach of putting wet ingredients into little wells in the dry ingredients, then mixing everything together right in the cake pan gave this cake its name.

Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper's arrival on the market in 1971 was a watershed moment for home cooks across the country.

Jell-O Salad

Jell-marketing O's staff worked hard to encourage consumers to try their product, and it shows in the flavours: raspberry vanilla, 7-Up lime, and spiced cranberry.

Cheese Balls

If you happen to be attending a party today that includes a cheese ball, you know how much fun it is to be confronted with a big amount of cheese folded up and coated in nuts and spices.

Poke Cakes

Jell-O invented this striated treat to promote sales of its product in a case of successful advertising. Multiple boxed products coming together as one is a marvel.

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