Sunday, September 22, 2019

Seagram's Weekend Bar & BBQ Book PART ONE)

I probably say this every year at the start of fall, but us grill hounds never let the changing of seasons or a little cold weather stop us from BBQ'ing! Same can be said for you year round booze hounds too, I imagine. So today I present the first half of the beautifully illustrated, Seagram's Week End Bar and Barbecue Book (from the 50's or 60's, I couldn't find a date on it anywhere.) It's over 30 pages of heavenly recipes and the drinks that accompany these dishes best, plus, juicy Joe Kaufman imagery, --and for once I'll just leave it at that and let the scans do the mouth waterin' talkin'. Part 2 covers breads, salads, hors d'oeuvres, punches, and even clambakes, and will be up as soon as I'm done eating this slab of rare Steak Marchand De Vin with Worchestershire spread-- yum!



Mr. Cavin said...

I love that kabob, but I think my favorite illustration is the one on pages 10 and 11, with the guests lining up to the grill with their plates. Lovely post for the last day of summer!

Over here, my very good friends had their grill blow up just yesterday, the jet of burning gas scorched the nearby heap of corncobs so bad they started pop, no lie. Thankfully there were no injuries, but it was very alarming. Luckily, they have a spare grill (but no spare corn, alas).

JMR777 said...

Glad to hear there were no injuries other than some lost corn, Calvin. Maybe this is why my dad preferred charcoal when he Barbecued.

In Eastern Pennsylvania near Philadelphia, Barbecue enthusiasts have one last chance to do their Barbecuing during October. We get what is called 'Indian Summer', or a last gasp of summer like weather during the month of October. Sometimes it is just a week of warm temps, sometimes its thirty days worth. Yet just like clockwork, come All Hallows the temperature plunges and trick or treaters need jackets or coats to keep from catching cold during their Trick or Treating rounds.

Craftypants Carol said...

Wow I love these illustrations! The giant kabob is awesome, and the stack of hotdogs, and I always love glasses of mixed drinks. The recipes all sound really good too. I wish there was an actual recipe for the Worcestershire spread though

Tom said...

I have that booklet around here somewhere. One less thing to scan! Thanks, Mr. Karswell!

Mr. Karswell said...

There’s nothing tastier looking that cartoon food!

Part two is now up— bon appetite!