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70s Dinner Party
70s Dinner Party

70s Dinner Party


176 Pages, 6.25 x 7.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781910931387

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Apr 2018)
Square Peg

Price: $16.95


Spaghetti in aspic anyone? Revel in astonishing dishes from yesteryear!

Anna Pallai was brought up on 1970s stalwarts of stuffed peppers, meatloaf, and platters of slightly greying hardboiled eggs. When she rediscovered her mother's grease-stained 70s cookbooks, she knew she needed to share them with the world, and so the hit Twitter account @70s_Party was born. Harking back to a simpler pre-Instagram, pre-clean-eating era, when the only concern for your dinner party was whether your aspic would set in time, this is a joyful celebration of food that can give you gout just by looking at it. 


"The funniest book I've seen so far this year . . . Perfect deadpan wit. Part social history, part Dadaist artwork." —Jonathan Coe, Guardian, Book of the Year

"The 70s Dinner Party book is stuffed to the gills with jaw-dropping images that feel like they're from another world, never mind another decade." —Louise Rhind-Tutt, i

"[A] hilarious new book." —Sainsbury's Magazine

"Each photo is garnished by Pallai's swift and witty take on the image in question, and the result is hilarious." —Erica Wagner, Harper's Bazaar UK

"It is a book of photographs and wry, very funny captions." —Rose Prince, Spectator, Book of the Year

Author Biography

Anna Pallai is an agent and formerly Publicity Director at Faber where she helped manage the publishing careers of Ricky Gervais, Richard Ayoade, and David Mitchell.