Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The New England Cook Book (Part 2)

The second half of grand imagery / illustration highlights by Lou Peters from The New England Cook Book, 1956 --for more info about this book check our previous post HERE. And as you can see, things get even more fun as the food literally comes to life, and with adorably happy people of all ages from a variety of eras and lifestyles, graciously gobbling it up like there's no tomorrow!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The New England Cook Book (Part 1)

We're still pumped (and plump) from our recent Thanksgiving 2012 festivities and keeping the focus on food for a few more posts-- and if there is one booklet in my collection that should've held the spotlight on that day (instead of 4 days later-- sorry!) it's this one, The New England Cook Book (1956) by Melanie De Proft and featuring excellent illustrative key art by Lou Peters. So much rad imagery it's going to take two posts to give you most of the highlights. I've included full pages where the text runs into the art because I'm much too lazy to spend time photoshopping everything nice and pretty anymore (sorry 2!) Even more fun in the second half coming up NEXT!

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Day After...

You ate too much yesterday, didn't you? Pies. Taters. More pie. It's a Post-Thanksgiving world you now live in, and before you get yourself into a ton of trouble with upcoming xmas feasts, it's time to turn to the Good Reading Rack Service for an AEET assist. Low Calorie Meals is a 16-page booklet from 1954, adapted from the "Reduce and Enjoy it Cookbook" by Elaine Ross. And. I lied. I ain't helping you reduce a thing. I'm just going to show you some gloriously fun artwork featured inside the booklet, and if these illustrations send you waddling back to the kitchen for another slice of pie, don't blame me.