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(Some Guy)   The 70s explained without resorting to cocaine and orgies: In 1971, "Crockery Cookery," the first dedicated Crock Pot cookbook, outsold "The Joy of Sex" AND "The Starfleet Technical Manual"   (longreads.com) divider line
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382 clicks; posted to Food » on 01 Dec 2022 at 11:35 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-01 11:46:56 AM  
well yeah

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every once in a while you've earned a refractory period
 
2022-12-01 12:00:52 PM  
Oh yeah, what about this gem from 1971?

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2022-12-01 12:09:47 PM  
Mine is cooking this right now while I'm a work.
 
2022-12-01 12:16:22 PM  
Don't forget the obsession with aspic and molds.

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2022-12-01 12:31:59 PM  
Fondue? Fondon't!
 
2022-12-01 12:32:28 PM  
In all fairness, in the '70's, people knew how to have sex.  They did NOT know how to cook.
 
2022-12-01 12:33:12 PM  
I've still got my old Star Trek technical manual. According to eBay, it's either worth at least 50 bucks, or about what it was worth when I bought it. Because eBay is weird.
 
2022-12-01 12:39:55 PM  
Love my crock pot. I use it for all kinds of stuff, even ribs. They come out awesome.
 
2022-12-01 12:48:43 PM  

abhorrent1: Love my crock pot. I use it for all kinds of stuff, even ribs. They come out awesome.


my uncle does ribs in the crockpot then finishes very briefly on the grill to caramelize the sauce. they are the best ribs i've had.
 
2022-12-01 12:55:42 PM  
Gotta agree with many here that there are great recipes using a crockpot.  I always use it for chili.  A chuck steak after eight hours adds lots of great flavor.  Red and black beans cooked that long will break and thicken the chili properly.
 
2022-12-01 12:56:17 PM  
If you think that there wasn't a crockpot sitting quietly in the kitchen during the cocaine orgies, you're sadly mistaken.
 
2022-12-01 1:41:43 PM  
CSB:
Years ago I bought a relic of a crockpot at a garage sale. The thing was still in the box, had never been opened, and looked like my mom's old crockpot from when I was a kid.

So I open the thing and there's the standard little registration mail in card, right? I read it and the language is totally 60's/70's. It just assumes the owner is a wife and homemaker. It asked something like, "How did you receive this crock pot?" and the only answers are things like "gift from my husband," "Wedding gift from mother-in-law," stuff like that. It even encourages having your husband fill it out and mail it because he takes care of the family finances.

I unfortunately lost the card during a move. It was fun showing it to people. Lots of people thought it was a parody I'd made up but I was like, this thing seriously came with that crock pot over there.
/CSB
 
2022-12-01 2:12:17 PM  
by Olivia Potts

Author name checks out.
 
2022-12-01 2:24:32 PM  

dostert: Mine is cooking this right now while I'm a work.


Ran out of red beans, but when I pick some up later, trying this out.  Looks great.
 
2022-12-01 2:26:30 PM  

luna1580: abhorrent1: Love my crock pot. I use it for all kinds of stuff, even ribs. They come out awesome.

my uncle does ribs in the crockpot then finishes very briefly on the grill to caramelize the sauce. they are the best ribs i've had.


Yep that's exactly how I do it. The worst thing about doing them that way is trying to transfer them as they just fall apart.
 
2022-12-01 5:12:40 PM  

abhorrent1: luna1580: abhorrent1: Love my crock pot. I use it for all kinds of stuff, even ribs. They come out awesome.

my uncle does ribs in the crockpot then finishes very briefly on the grill to caramelize the sauce. they are the best ribs i've had.

Yep that's exactly how I do it. The worst thing about doing them that way is trying to transfer them as they just fall apart.


So much this! Sometimes half of them never make it to the grill, but they are still delicious fallen apart
 
2022-12-01 5:40:07 PM  
probly due to more women entering the workforce as the divorce rate increased and/or households couldnt get by as easily on single income anymore

/speculation!
 
2022-12-01 6:27:15 PM  
The Starfleet Technical Manual wasn't published until 1975.

/Still got mine, somewhere.
 
2022-12-01 8:37:07 PM  
Used to use one but kept moving and if it don't fit in the car it don't go.

Anymore I find a Dutch oven just farking utilitarian
 
2022-12-01 11:11:44 PM  

RolandTGunner: The Starfleet Technical Manual wasn't published until 1975.

/Still got mine, somewhere.


Star Trek:Lower Decks made some of the odd manual bits canon:
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2022-12-02 2:35:46 AM  

coffeetime: In all fairness, in the '70's, people knew how to have sex.  They did NOT know how to cook.


I never understood that.  Say what you want about the Boomers, but they produced some great music, art, and technology.  How is it that they innovated pretty much nothing other than getting rid of aspics when it comes to cooking?
 
2022-12-02 3:23:00 AM  

aerojockey: coffeetime: In all fairness, in the '70's, people knew how to have sex.  They did NOT know how to cook.

I never understood that.  Say what you want about the Boomers, but they produced some great music, art, and technology.  How is it that they innovated pretty much nothing other than getting rid of aspics when it comes to cooking?


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2022-12-02 10:07:02 AM  

aerojockey: coffeetime: In all fairness, in the '70's, people knew how to have sex.  They did NOT know how to cook.

I never understood that.  Say what you want about the Boomers, but they produced some great music, art, and technology.  How is it that they innovated pretty much nothing other than getting rid of aspics when it comes to cooking?


70s gave us:
Good home pop corn (Orville R&B)
Tupperware/plastic storage containers
Salad bars
Zip-locs
Egg McMuffin (whether you like or or not, or made a huge impact)
Starbucks
Celestial Tea
Bar Codes on food packaging
Home food processors (Cuisinart)
Yoplait
Mrs. Fields cookies
Miller lite
Popularization of fajitas
 
2022-12-02 2:11:49 PM  

zeroflight222: aerojockey: coffeetime: In all fairness, in the '70's, people knew how to have sex.  They did NOT know how to cook.

I never understood that.  Say what you want about the Boomers, but they produced some great music, art, and technology.  How is it that they innovated pretty much nothing other than getting rid of aspics when it comes to cooking?

70s gave us:
Good home pop corn (Orville R&B)
Tupperware/plastic storage containers
Salad bars
Zip-locs
Egg McMuffin (whether you like or or not, or made a huge impact)
Starbucks
Celestial Tea
Bar Codes on food packaging
Home food processors (Cuisinart)
Yoplait
Mrs. Fields cookies
Miller lite
Popularization of fajitas



I don't think this post was intended to be sarcasm but I think I am going to take it as such.  If that's your list of culinary innovations for a decade, that's weak compared to later decades.
 
2022-12-02 2:45:28 PM  

aerojockey: zeroflight222: aerojockey: coffeetime: In all fairness, in the '70's, people knew how to have sex.  They did NOT know how to cook.

I never understood that.  Say what you want about the Boomers, but they produced some great music, art, and technology.  How is it that they innovated pretty much nothing other than getting rid of aspics when it comes to cooking?

70s gave us:
Good home pop corn (Orville R&B)
Tupperware/plastic storage containers
Salad bars
Zip-locs
Egg McMuffin (whether you like or or not, or made a huge impact)
Starbucks
Celestial Tea
Bar Codes on food packaging
Home food processors (Cuisinart)
Yoplait
Mrs. Fields cookies
Miller lite
Popularization of fajitas


I don't think this post was intended to be sarcasm but I think I am going to take it as such.  If that's your list of culinary innovations for a decade, that's weak compared to later decades.


That's just a small list of a few examples, but with many of those having had major, lasting impact.  Ziplocs and bar codes alone will take on everything from the 80s and most of the 90s combined, and are both considered world-changing.  I didn't even include stuff on the industrial side that had an impact, whether we personally consider them important or not.  Things like massive improvement and adoption of vacuum food sealing, the first industrial fortune cookie machine, or even indirect things like the creation of WIC.

/like many items, vacuum sealing wasn't invented in that period, but the 70s are responsible for wide-spread adoption in the mass production cog
//fortune cookie machine... sure it's just a fortune cookie.  but it had a big impact on society.
 
2022-12-02 4:04:31 PM  

zeroflight222: aerojockey: coffeetime: In all fairness, in the '70's, people knew how to have sex.  They did NOT know how to cook.

I never understood that.  Say what you want about the Boomers, but they produced some great music, art, and technology.  How is it that they innovated pretty much nothing other than getting rid of aspics when it comes to cooking?

70s gave us:
Good home pop corn (Orville R&B)
Tupperware/plastic storage containers
Salad bars
Zip-locs
Egg McMuffin (whether you like or or not, or made a huge impact)
Starbucks
Celestial Tea
Bar Codes on food packaging
Home food processors (Cuisinart)
Yoplait
Mrs. Fields cookies
Miller lite
Popularization of fajitas


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2022-12-02 5:38:30 PM  

zeroflight222: That's just a small list of a few examples, but with many of those having had major, lasting impact.


No, bullshjt, this stuff did not have any lasting impact to most people's eating.  A lot of the stuff you mention all it did is make cooking pork chops and pot roasts and Red Delicious apples and other WASP power foods less work.  It was still all the same boring straightforward meat and potatoes they ate before.

Actual real culinary progress came when Busters and early Gen X started getting into ethnic foods in the 80s and 90s, started abandoning Kraft Parmesan cheese in favor of real cheese, started doing things to vegetables other than boiling or steaming, stuff like that, and generally just started expanding options in general.  That was always around, there was always a niche of people who sought out better cooking and more variety, but the Boomers did nothing, flat out nothing, to make better or more interesting eating more popular.
 
2022-12-02 8:11:04 PM  

jack_o_the_hills: Oh yeah, what about this gem from 1971?

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I actually have one of those, unless it was stolen from my library in storage.

Moose out front:

My crockpot is also 70's vintage, but it was just by itself and the plastic "keep the dust out when not in use lid. "

I love the thing. It got kicked off the counter ( we have a small kitchen ) when I got the housemate the instant pot with air fryer/ pressure cooker option.
As much as I like her machine , I love just filling mine up, turning a single control dial, and walking away for a few hours. I am not a luddite , but the new machines should have an option for people in a hurry who dont want to spend 5 minutes telling a machine via keypad to get hot and stay that way for x amount of hours.
 
2022-12-02 10:30:38 PM  

alienated: jack_o_the_hills: Oh yeah, what about this gem from 1971?

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I actually have one of those, unless it was stolen from my library in storage.

Moose out front:

My crockpot is also 70's vintage, but it was just by itself and the plastic "keep the dust out when not in use lid. "

I love the thing. It got kicked off the counter ( we have a small kitchen ) when I got the housemate the instant pot with air fryer/ pressure cooker option.
As much as I like her machine , I love just filling mine up, turning a single control dial, and walking away for a few hours. I am not a luddite , but the new machines should have an option for people in a hurry who dont want to spend 5 minutes telling a machine via keypad to get hot and stay that way for x amount of hours.


<press slow cook button>
<select duration>
<walk away>

You're right, such a massive inconvenience

/Replaced by ancient slow cooker with an instant put, and never looking back.
//The instant pot also had a sous vide setting, so is ended up replacing the separate sous vide cooker as well
 
2022-12-02 10:58:25 PM  

alienated: jack_o_the_hills: Oh yeah, what about this gem from 1971?

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I actually have one of those, unless it was stolen from my library in storage.

Moose out front:

My crockpot is also 70's vintage, but it was just by itself and the plastic "keep the dust out when not in use lid. "

I love the thing. It got kicked off the counter ( we have a small kitchen ) when I got the housemate the instant pot with air fryer/ pressure cooker option.
As much as I like her machine , I love just filling mine up, turning a single control dial, and walking away for a few hours. I am not a luddite , but the new machines should have an option for people in a hurry who dont want to spend 5 minutes telling a machine via keypad to get hot and stay that way for x amount of hours.


Mine didn't even have a plastic lid, it had a glass one. Serious old school. The crock pot, a glass cover, and a single dial: Off, Low, High.
 
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