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02/07/2014 12:38 pm ET Updated Apr 09, 2014

Weird, Vintage Food from 1964, Cheese Porcupine Included

Julia Kramer, Bon Appetit

Fifty years ago this Sunday, John, Paul, George, and Ringo gave their first live U.S. television performance, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show in front of 34 percent of the American population. Here's our question: What were those 73 million viewers eating? We turned to the pages of Bon Appétit from that year to see whether we could gather a few ideas....

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