Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ten P.M. Cook Book (PART TWO)

Away we go with part two of Tye Gibson art highlights from the Good Housekeeping Ten P.M. Cook Book dated 1958 (check our last post HERE for part one.) This is the second half of the book and features chapters full of specific recipes and ideas for: girls, teens, gentlemanly stag parties, refrigerator readies, and quick whip-ups when those unexpected type guests suddenly decide to drop in! It's a great little booklet and comes highly recommend-- oh, and its got a few nice color photos scattered about as well-- I've included some of those for you too.


















11 comments:

Naila Rainmaker said...

Looks like great fun, but I have to admit that seeing all the hot dogs sticking out of the pan of beans made me chuckle.

Craftypants Carol said...

man - this book does look great! all of the women/girl illustrations are so fab - but i really love the girl holding the caramel apple (or is it a bell pepper on a stick?) or the guy to bite. she just looks so cute and happy :D

and man oh man it seriously does not get any better than those teenagers dancing to the music that is apparently all about food!!!! how brilliant is that! i could dance to songs about ice cream sundaes and cookies and roasted meats all night long!

really really cool! thanks!

Brian Barnes said...

What is the deal with party food in the 50s? Why is it all so unappealing? Nobody noticed it in any of these shots> Or just the concept of hot dogs and beans that looks all the world like worms wiggling out of dirt -- or something worse -- didn't really stick out to anybody in the 50s?

Karswell said...

I love the way food looks in old cook books so I have no idea what you're talking about... fyi the erect hot dogs are from the "strictly stag" chapter for the gentlemen parties so obviously the implications are, umm, obvious!

Craftypants Carol said...

i totally got the sex in a tub of baked beans innuendo. and i approve!

Brian Barnes said...

Kars wrote: " fyi the erect hot dogs are from the "strictly stag" chapter for the gentlemen parties so obviously the implications are, umm, obvious!"

... and that somehow makes it yummier? :)

Karswell said...

It sounds better than a bell pepper on a stick!

To the tub of baked beans and wieners!

JMR777 said...

I think the coloring from the fifties color photo is what makes the food look less than appealing. A black and white photo or an artists illustration would have been a better idea, though franks and beans will never be as appetizing as a steak or a roast chicken.

I loved the last pic of the wiener dog making off with the wiener links. It is cute, charming and keeps with the fun illustrations from this cook book.

Mr. Cavin said...

The idea of chocolate-covered cream-filled eclairs on a bed of fresh grapes makes the opposite of culinary sense and probably offends both the nose and the tongue. But the picture is Dionysian and wonderful and mine eye is very pleased.

Beans and weenies, on the other hand, have been flavor companions since Caligula. I'm a little surprised that's the page people here have decided to roll their eyes about.

Karswell said...

I'm surprised no one mentioned the cool drinking glasses in either photo-- especially the wild tiki handles

Karswell said...

on the green mugs