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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I said Great!

As it turns out its called "American Womens Cookbook" It started off in like 1938 and this beat up copy is from 1956. I dont know how much or if anything changed between printings but it was printed for almost 20 years. This is a 'how to' book if it isnt anything else, come on it has the coolest thumb tabs.




You are immediatly welcomed by an oppulent photograph of some fondants or petit fours or what kind of sweet thing, on the inside cover.




after you thumb through a bit you start finding things like this.





Keep on flipping and you might find this.





The fried delight on the left top is a carrot. (sorry blurry, in
fact all are blurry so sorry for all but I like do one or two
offs and if it isnt right I move on)





I dont even know whats on this page but I will post the
reindeer one now....can you believe it reindeer...warning-
its bllllurrrry.

But not before a meat check.




All on point. ready Reindeer. This alone could turn
me into a vegetarian...but it wont.





blurry..but reindeer...come on american women
what is going on here?

life with out a maid





I guess thats just the icing on the cake.




And merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along.

22 comments:

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Wow! I love reading and finding stuff from way back in the day...how interesting. Of course, I think you need to type up the section "Life Without a Maid" so I can read it.
It sucks that we liberated ourselves right out of having maids. What the hell were women thinking back then????LOL

Fried carrots...that's just NASTY. Fried Pickles I'd eat, but fried carrots....yuck.

doggybloggy said...

CPJ: stop crackin' me up. pickles...lol its so newly gross...at least to me...but carrots,,,thats a stretch....why not...? ...pickles?...ewwww its all gross.

pinknest said...

this is excellent!! i love stuff like this. that photo of the petit fours and such, i KNOW that photo! maybe it was in some old cookbooks i remember having around the house, but it's so familiar to me.

doggybloggy said...

Pinknest: Maybe you had this cookbook?

Little Wing said...

Really cool old cook book!

buffalodickdy said...

My oldest cookbooks (3) are from the thirties, and it's amazing to me how many items are still cooked the same as today! In fact, some of the older techniques are back in vogue. I cruise used book stores for cook books (love to collect old church cookbooks!) and have found many unique ones....

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Doggy, you mean to tell me you've never had a fried pickle???? Oh,my! There is a little German Restraunt around here that has fried pickles, and they're some serious yummy. They've got some serious kick. I thought fried pickles were somewhat normal....now I'm thinking it's just a German-Heritage-town-thing. Who knew?

Mel said...

see I refuse to believe I can entertain without a maid :)

doggybloggy said...

LW: it is chock full of 'old' advice to boot.

Buffalo: hard to change when it worked so good the first time right?

ChelPJ: thats it I am making fried pickles..I've heard of em and now Ima gonna make em.

Mel: I do it but I dont know how...

Stephanie said...

Reindeer? As in Rudolph?

Tavolini said...

I think I really missed my calling as a food illustrator--that reindeer would definitely have a "hidden" red nose...

doggybloggy said...

Stephanie: why cant it just be lumped in with venison, I mean come on 'reindeer' sounds the same as barbie or sponge bob to me it invokes holiday cheer.

Tavolini: I would love to see your rendition.

karen said...

OMG my MIL has that book! i ran across it one time at her house & couldn't stop laughing!

snowelf said...

Gotta love a meat check! I am all about the meat checks!!

--snow

Lara Croft said...

They cook a reindeer? :-O

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Isn't Raindeer basically and elk? Good to go. Them's good eatin',

doggybloggy said...

Karen: it has tons of funny stuff doesnt it?

Snowelf: meat checks at every corner I say.

Lara C: they sure do.

Fathairy: I am with you but it just sounds better to say venison not donner, blitzen, comet and cupid....LOL

Gina said...

this is how housewives became desperate.....


gk

Lara Croft said...

I can't eat lamb because I think of baa baa blacksheep, definately not deer and I cant say im too keen on kangaroo either.

doggybloggy said...

Gina: now theres a study...just when did that take place?

LC; I am on that page with you. ..but what of little miss muffet?

Lara Croft said...
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Lara Croft said...

LOL oh ill be leaving eating little miss muffet to you and prince of hotness haha

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