I’m having a love affair with retro food and cooking art. It helps that I’m pretty keen on retro recipes as well. Lucky for me I haven’t succumb to the trendy whole foods/ clean foods/ pure foods/ organic everything and saturated fat nothing mumbo jumbo that so many of my generation has. Or is it unlucky? I guess it depends on the day and the scale.
Lots of others are like-minded in their nostalgia for recipes where ketchup and/ or Jell-O is the main ingredient. Well, they are at least nostalgic for the lovingly rendered illustrations of these concoctions.
I’ve compiled a few resources, to get us in the mood for the upcoming Holidays and all of the nostalgia-based cooking that comes with them.
|The Ever-Important Retro Cocktail Manual|
|Appetizers Cook Book|
|From Betty Crocker's Picture Cook book|
|Retro Breakfast Cook Book|
|Jello-O Cook Book Circa 1930|
|Pretty Jell-O Concoction (yes, yes, it's filled with peas and corn - probably from a can).|
|Retro Desserts Cook Book|
|Old magazine spread. The Caption says "Serve the rich fruity salad with mayonnaise and Celery-seed dressing"|
|Companion to the Site "Gallery of Regrettable Food"|
|Kids Cook Book|
|1950's Appliance Ads|
|Retro Pies Cook Book|
|Recipe from a 1958 Family Circle Magazine|
|Let's all get together and dress like this. Such a lovely team, these ladies.|
|A couple of REALLY scary Miracle Whip ads with Recipes circa 1973.|
|Almonds-in-a-Haystack Appetizer. Hard to read what's inside, but I can only imagine..|