Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Cookin' Images

A couple of weeks ago for Vintage Thingies Thursday I shared Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two from 1958. It has so many amazingly fun images that I only showed you a few and promised more in the future.Well, here they are! Any of this pictures can be clicked to enlarge for your further enjoyment.Besides recipes, there's information on foods from around the world, the culture and why certain foods were more prevalent.There is also a whole section on regional US cooking.Not part of the US regional section is a how-to-barbecue piece. The assumption is that the little woman doesn't know how to barbecue because it's a manly job. I love this illustration fo the city barbecue-er.Some of the illustrations are funny and literal, like this one for making deviled eggs.Or this page, where a little brownie is mixing brownies. One of my personal favorites is the butcher's children washing the cow.
For more cool vintage-ness, be sure to visit our hostess, Suzanne at Colorado Lady! She's got an even older cookbook than I.

P.S. As we move into holiday season, I am wondering what people think about re-posts and/or posts that feature things we showed last year. I know many of us have vintage things for all occasions, and although the old-timers may have seen them last year, we've got a lot of new participants. Whatcha think? I'm not going to buy new old things just to post! LOL
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26 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Love your cookbook...and you are right we have lots of new people, so I think it is ok....and besides, some of... ahem.... old timers might not remember....ahem....no names mention of course!

Have a great VTT...and a wonderful weekend.

marian said...

you always have the BEST books..LOVE 'em!!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the illustrations in this cookbook! They might help to distract me, because I hate to cook!
Happy VTT!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Love that cookbook. Makes me want to go digging into what I have... :) :)
Hugs,
Robin

LV said...

You have a really great vintage cookbook. I have one as well that belonged to my mother. I do not use it, just keep it to hand down.

a painter said...

Love the illustrations! I have several cook books form that era. (I love to cook.)

I'm new here so I would not even know if you recycled something!

Postcardy said...

This is a case of "you can't judge a book by its cover." The cover doesn't give any indication of the great illustrations inside.

Buttercup said...

Reposts would be great for me.

Jenn said...

I love vintage cookbooks. I have several that belonged to my grandmother and great grandmother. Although, some of the recipes I have had to pass on. I came across one for meat jello and even though I live in Utah (Where we love our jello) I just had to pass on trying that recipe out.

Jane said...

Those illustrations in that cookbook are priceless....loved the cookbook....now get in that kitchen and make some of those deviled eggs!!

knutsel Rein said...

What a great cookbook!

Ulla said...

The illustrations may be even better than the recipes!

love lives in the kitchen said...

very nce cook book!
have a great day!
justyna

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Nice vintage finds! I bet they are fun to sit and look through!

Happy VTT!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Such fun pictures. Have to love those old cookbooks! And is that a new profile picture with you wearing shades? You're such a rock star!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a cool cookbook! And yes, I am a newby to some of these blogs. I've got a quilting blog, but this is my thrifting site. Please stop by and visit :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Life with Kaishon said...

What a great cookbook! I just love it : ) Stopping over from SITS this morning! Hope you have a lovely day!

Margaret said...

Love the cookbook pictures. I really like the deviled eggs.

JEWELGIRL said...

I've actually seen this cookbook, :)
I like the pictures, it adds just a
little fun to basic recipes. Have a
great VTT!

Keetha Broyles said...

Today is the day for posting old cookbooks!!!

Oh my - - - I THINK I saw a recipe for scrambled eggs in there. Really???? They NEEDED a recipe for that?

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I bought a couple of vintage cookbooks just for the images. Love them!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Thats a great VVT post for me because I love vintage cookbooks and yes, LOVE the images! I have had a lot of the betty crocker types and they are so much fun...I really like the style of illustrations...

Tracy

Candace said...

GREAT cookbook, Elizabeth! I love the cultural references - how differently we thought in those days!
I think its great to re-post items! There are a lot of us who weren't around blogland in past years and some of us who have poor memories (hee) that would enjoy re-visiting previous posts!
Cheers!

Miri said...

Great cookbook-love the illustrations...really wonderful graphics and its fun to get a peak at how the world was looked at!

I'm so glad you brought up reposting...I also thought about it because of all the new people and after a year of VTTing, its getting thin around here (unless I start climbing,opening boxes and generally excavating. :)

Kathi Fly said...

Love your "vintageness"! I always enjoy looking at illustrations of that era because I know they are hand drawn, not computer animated or photoshopped! Love the bar b q on the roof with the antennas and pigeons.

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What a great COOKBOOK!! I love it!!
Thanks for sharing..