We're in BBQ mode once again here at AEET, and today it's Better Homes and Garden's awe-inspiring Barbeque Book, first published in 1956... a treasure trove of recipe info for planning complete outdoor meals. It's actually a lot more than just a BBQ book too --there's fried chicken, pizza, veggies and fruit, cheese and even donuts too! --and aside from the countless ways to prepare all your favorite delicacies it's a wonderful, photograph-loaded, time-capsuled glimpse into how people did it up right with their food fun in the 50's! And as typical with most cook books from this era, it contains some super illustrations as well (I think the signature says Roy Mathews.) Take some time and look over each image below carefully, there are some really great touches of detail in each mouth-watering frame. I'll have more from the second half of this book in PART TWO coming up later next week. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
As the intro states, James A. Beard was mid century America's leading authority on outdoor charcoal cooking (my preferred method as well!) And with his help, this handy little booklet published by the Taylor Wine Company in 1958 has many fine-tuned 'n tested recipes to make your BBQ exceptionally tasty-- I'm trying out the Lusty Barbecue Sauce recipe this weekend on pork chops-- and if you also like cute illustrations of food and condiments with faces and happy people marinatin' up some fun, then this is your deviled day! COME TO OUR BARBEQUE!!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Superb illustrations by Mel Crawford, and a fun story penned by Eileen Daly, highlight this wonderful Tell-A-Tales Book from 1963 featuring the silliest character to ever crawl out of a swamp-- Wally Gator! Wally was one of many entertaining segments on The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series which premiered in 1962, and was voiced by the great Daws Butler. Find out more after the story by clicking HERE -via Cartoon Scrapbook!