Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thanks, But No Thanks Thursday

I can't believe another TBNT Thursday is here. Where has the time gone?

This week's feature is an international dish and comes to you from the Best of Weight Watchers Magazine, 1974. In the spirit of TBNT Thursday, I have once again chosen a Retro WW dish that even I would not eat. But this week I have taken it a step further: this Retro WW dish is one that I can barely even look at without gagging.

I know we should all be open to trying new things... And maybe I am a bit of a prude. But a pyramid of raw meat and fish piled high upon a platter sends a shudder through the core of my being.


The "HO GO II" is a light & lively party dish in which each person chooses his/her own portion of fish, shellfish, or liver using a fork (or chopsticks) and then cooks the food one piece at a time in a cauldron of bubbling bouillon.

Here's a closer look...


Now, maybe under the proper conditions and with the strict supervision of a trained professional chef--I might be OK with this. But something tells me the average party-thrower in the 1970's sent a few of her guests home with a serious case of food poisoning after serving up the "HO GO II"...

Welcome to my groovy party! Here's a fork, some raw meat and some boiling hot bouillon! Oh--and by the way, grab yourself a bucket. It's going to be a long night!

Um...Thanks, But No Thanks.


6 comments:

Helen said...

I can't believe you've never participated in a fondue! That's all that is! Of course the fact that there's liver there does make it completely disgusting. But still, fondue is fun!

Mimi said...

Oh Helen--Don't get me wrong, I love a good fondue as much as the next gal. Chocolate, Cheese, etc. But raw meat is just not my bag, baby! LOL!

TJ said...

I think I see a pool of blood dripping from one meat to the next in that picture- EEWWWWWW

Vonlipi said...

Here in Qu├ębec it is called Chinese Fondue. It is still realy big for parties, but it's heyday was in the late 90's. The only difference is that there's no liver and the meats and the fish are seperated. It's been ages since I made that, a couple of years at least!

Caroline said...

Aside from the liver (ewwwww) it's like the main course at The Melting Pot. Except the stuff there isn't mixed together and there's no liver.

pika23 said...

that actually looks appetizing...considering I have to be on this yucky Gall Bladder diet for two weeks til my surgery.