With Spectacular and Easy to Prepare Recipes from all Major Areas, y’all. Because of course.
These are the kinds of things I collect from op shops, garage sales and random book fairs. Recipe books of old, American recipes, crazy photos, no photos, serious over-use of aspic, and quaint advertising (The Ladies Handbook has gotta be one of my all-time favourites).
Books where you can’t have nasturtium salad without golf paraphernalia.
Books where your pecan salad is accessorised with guns.
Carrots with sewing machines (“hold up with those curtains ma, here’s your lunch!”).
WATERMELON AND ROCKETS, YO!
Food on the floor!
Realistic birds in realistic settings!
Seriously though, it’s a pretty cute book. I gave away a few that I thought I wouldn’t find useful (I still use the recipes, you see), and I just couldn’t decide with this one.
I doubt I will make a single recipe from it.
AND NEW YORK IN THE ’80S.
So what do you think – take it to the new house, or donate it to another (hopefully!) loving family?