Sunday, February 26, 2017

Famous Eating Places (PART ONE)

Illustrative highlights from The Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes from Famous Eating Places, (1950), as compiled by Nancy Kennedy, with super great art direction from Arthur Lougee, as he assembles a jaw dropping team of incredible artists to make each and every page a stunningly visual winner! Some of the art is credited, some isn't, and there's over 240 pages of recommended restaurant spotlights including their most popular and "famous" recipes-- but let's just take a look at some of my favorite art, shall we? I'll have more in the next post too-- stay with us!



JMR777 said...

I was hoping that you would post a cookbook sooner or later, even if this book is part cookbook part appreciation for the finest restaurants from over a half century ago.

The cookbook aspect of this post brings up a matter I would like to mention, but first things first-

Karswell, You present to us, the fans of this blog, great art, great finds and overall great images to enjoy and enjoy it all we do. Whenever I find a blog of such quality, I think that I should behave as if I were invited as a guest to someone's home, I should be polite, courteous and respectful as possible. There are too many blog posters on the Web who act as if manners are a new invention or think they can be as rude or crude as they want to be without consequences. This is your blog, your rules, you are the boss and if any trolls out there don't like it they can go crawl back under the bridges they came from (not that I have experienced any trolls on this blog, but trolls are like roaches, there always seems to be one or two hiding behind the drywall.)

With all that said (and I'm sorry if it is a bit wordy) I would like to post a link to a youtube site that features cooking from the colonial days. Many of the recipes are interesting, most look tasty, but I won't post the link without your OK Karswell, as I said, your blog, you are the boss.

Even if the answer is no, I still appreciate all and I mean ALL you do for us.


Mr. Karswell said...

Thank you JMR! Yes please feel free to post your link! 😊 and thanks for asking too!

JMR777 said...

With your A OK Karswell, here is the link to the main youtube page-

of special mention-

Scotch eggs, the recipe starts at about 5.30

and an early fired chicken recipe

(they were enjoying fired chicken long before Colonel Sanders was a private)

Two things to note:

1. The guy who makes the videos also makes videos for his company that sells reproduction items from the American Revolution, but it is a soft sell, there is no pressure to buy anything that they offer.
Even if you have no desire to buy anything from his company, you will easily see and hear in his cooking videos his passion for 'keeping alive the flavors and aromas of the 18th century.' This isn't something that is faked, he really enjoys making these dishes and showing out how it was done long ago and how anyone can make these dishes at home using modern equipment, changing the ingredients to suit their tastes or diets, etc.

2. These cooking videos are addictive, don't be surprised if you end up binge watching these cooking videos.

Once again, thank you Karswell for allowing me to share this youtube site with you and with all of your followers.

Craftypants Carol said...

Wow these are gorgeous! I really love the 4th inside image down with the couple in the booth. It reminds me of the booths they used to have at a cafeteria style restaurant called Eve's Buffet that was inside of a Pacific NW department store called Fred Meyer. The store is still around the Eve's Buffet is long gone.

Mr. Cavin said...

Glorious. I'm with Carol, that fourth image (I guess it was the 3rd scan, since that's the image title), is my fave too. I love the abstraction there, when the rest of these seem a little more straightforward. That's if I can be said to have a fave--all of these are wonderful. I have special feeling for the Charles Harper bistro image (titled #9) too, with its Chianti bottle and its checkerboard tablecloths.

Mr. Karswell said...

Great comments, thanks-- more coming up next!