Back when spam was a delicacy and aspic was king, dinner parties were a creamy, gelatinous affair. Never in human history has more effort gone into making such disgusting-looking food

 

California Waldorf salad

Those crazy Californian cats always have the last word in cooking. If you were a little uneasy about the usual walnut, mayo and apples combo, this dish will make you feel as wobbly as the stuff it's set in.

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Baby shower chicken

Why not celebrate the miracle of new life with a banana, pineapple and chicken surprise?

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Ham and bananas hollandaise

Yes, that is ham and banana plus hollandaise ... 

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Beef tongue with raisins

Chunks of bovine face meat sprinkled with dried fruits. What's not to like?

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Creamed veg-filled pancakes with canned peach garnish 

And they say veggies don't have any fun.

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Prawns with grapes

*tastes prawns* "You know what these need? Grapes. Yup, creamy grapes."

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Green jelly loaf

"This one's going to knock their socks off, Irene."

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The frankfurter crown

It's processed cartilage and cabbage that's fit for a king!

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Inspiration soup

Stuck for ideas? Light yourself some zany candles, pour yourself a cup of tomato, mushroom and gelatin slop and let the ideas flow. 

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Jelly fish

Mayonnaise flavoured gelatin in a tuna shaped mould. Who's for a slice? C'mon, don't be shy ...

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Pea salad

Certainly living up to the "peas with flavour" promise, except it's the flavour of pureed ham. Extra points to anyone who can explain what "salad-devilled ham whip" means.

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Fiesta peach Spam loaf

"Gay AND delicious enough for a party"! Because nothing says "fiesta" like peaches and tinned spam, does it?

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Meat pineapple

If you didn't quite get around to booking that holiday in St. Lucia, don't worry! This will get you in tropical mood.

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Lamb jelly loaf

It's the Sunday roast nightmares are made of.

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Prawn sandwich roll

Dazzle your party guests with this fetching swirl of pureed prawn, smothered on WHAT? At the eye of this taste storm: an olive. Naturally.

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