Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Quick 'n' Easy Art of Lou Peters

Good Housekeeping's Quick 'n' Easy Cook Book (1970) is full of beautiful recipes for today's conscientious, time-saving, busy body (please note that I didn't say "woman" as the cover does.) It's also full of beautiful illustrations by Lou Peters, which as usual, will be the focus of today's awesome AEET post. Lou's big-eyed, alien-esque women sure can turn up the heat! For those wondering where the continuation of Halloween posts are, please note (part two) that it is now November, so in light of Thanksgiving that means FOOD, and this month will be a mix of October leftovers with plenty of fall time fun food posts as well. So gather around the table but save some room for dessert, we've seriously got lots more coming up to tempt your palette!
























21 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

this is incredible! i absolutely love every pic! but i did actually scream when i came to the little girl feeding her doll. holy crap. and the Quick Desserts header with the glowing white cakes is mind blowing. my god. and all the free floating bricks!! man!

oh! and the woman sipping from the ladle with the glowing yellow eyes! jesus christ that's great!

man - this is sooooo fabulous. i just want to stare at these pics all day.

Karswell said...

Don't stare too hard, you might get sucked right into one of the jpegs! Oh wait, you'd probably love that...

Craftypants Carol said...

oh hell yes! esp if i could get my hands on some of that glowing cake!

Karswell said...

I think my favorites are the last two, that clock rules and I seriously want a stove that has 60's star shape burners!!!

Craftypants Carol said...

i think you're gonna have to get sucked into that pic to have stove burners like that

Karswell said...

If I'm getting sucked into any of my posts, I hope it's the Fredericks of Hollywood '73 catalog!

Craftypants Carol said...

i'm gonna need one with cake

Karswell said...

and BBQ

Craftypants Carol said...

that too! better head over to Fredrick's to see if i can find some bbq loungewear. if i recall they sell that line in their sexy pregnancy pants catalogue.

Karswell said...

Too late! I've already been sucked into my Tina Louise post-- so long suckas!

Mr. Cavin said...

I think I like numbers eleven and twelve the best, at least as a set. All of these are seriously fabulous though. The yellow-eyed woman in number five is scary as hell for sure. She's definitely still a Halloween post.

Karswell said...

She's drinking your soul, Mr. C!

Karswell said...

*sip sip

Mr. Cavin said...

Who you callin' yella?

Karswell said...

It's all that curry sauce she's marinating you in...

JMR777 said...

Miss Yellow Eyes in the fifth pic should have been featured in a horror comic titled "Cannibal Cuisine".
Sadly, my artistic skills are sorely lacking so I can only suggest the title, not draw the comic myself, its best to leave the artwork to true artists.

Karswell said...

She's obviously the clear cut winner here with everyone-- and she simply can not wait to cut you all into tiny pieces for her casserole.

JMR777 said...

This morning I took a look at Carol's blog and read about her making Vincent Price Crab Cakes (Which look delicious by the way) and then I read the comments section and found that glamorousglutton has the mirror image of Miss yellow Eyes as her picture icon.

Could this mirror image be the good twin who seeks to feed humanity while the other wishes to feed on humanity? (That would be an interesting idea for a story)

Karswell said...

Interesting! I wonder where that came from, or if GG just modified the image from the same book I have?

GG said...

Hi,
I love these illustrations but until Craftypants Carol pointed me to your post I had no idea who the illustrator of my avatar was. I bought it from a photo library and despite trying to get some information on the artist, I hadn't managed to find anything until now.

I have to find this book now. GG

Karswell said...

Argh, the dreaded "pay photo libraries!" look around my blog, GG, I post a lot of vintage cook book art that may also enjoy! Thanks for stopping by too!