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14 August 2010 @ 05:40 pm
A couple of quickies  
Thrifting hasn't turned up many new or unique cookbooks for me lately. I am a sad panda. But I did grab a couple of booklets that had either neat or freakish food pics so I'm including them all in one post. Whee!

This one was geared towards people who just bought a new GE range. IT'S ELECTRIC. (*cue electric slide intro*) There were some pretty tasty looking recipes in the back but I really enjoyed the artwork and the information provided in the front. No date, unfortunately.

"The Liberator" is currently known as a type of sex cushion, I believe. How times have changed.

Roasting meat is glamorous and fun!

Time for Seafood! There's no publication date that I can find, but it was published by the US Department of Commerce. Apparently, eating gilt fish is endorsed by our government.

It was a small booklet, but it manages to pack a lot of horrible backdrops into a small space. Not only is the dish itself unappealing (I imagine that the claws hint a drowned lobster that is slowly revealed as you eat the...soup? Dip? It doesn't actually tell us...) but the backdrop is making my eyes bleed.

A morose metal fish watches you eat his brethren. His eyes are so disapproving. Nothing like a big gold foil fish to really push the guilt.
TrippyTexantrippytexan on August 14th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
I am simultaneously amused and horrified by that "Time for Seafood" book.
lady_branwyn: Kimbalady_branwyn on August 14th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
So GE sold a line of ranges named after aircraft (the Liberator being the B24 bomber, and the Stratoliner being an early passenger plane)? Makes perfect sense since ranges are so often airborne and have so many moving parts. Besides, the ranges need catchy names since they look almost exactly identical.
Death and the Girldeathandthegirl on August 15th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Haha, this so much!
Darling of Stage & Screamcustardfairy on August 15th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
I know I just can't keep my range on the floor. GE: WHERE OUR STOVES FLY YOU INTO THE FUUUUUTUUUUUUUUURE
lady_branwyn: Kimbalady_branwyn on August 15th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Of course, we no longer need electric ranges since here in the future we get our nutrition from pills (after we drive home in our flying cars).
As an aside, I grew up in a household where we used an electric range (which probably had something to do with my father working for the electric company at the time), and the only amazing thing about that range was that you couldn't tell whether the burners were still hot.
Squirrel of DOOM!: d'oh!starcrossedlady on August 14th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
the scary thing is that my mom has the seafood booklet. it's even more horrifying in real life!
Darling of Stage & Screamcustardfairy on August 15th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Indeed. The "Hurry Curry" sounded way too much like "Harakiri" to me, thanks.
Death and the Girldeathandthegirl on August 15th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
The "Roasting Meats" illustration had me at hello. I also appreciate being informed when I'm about to make a wonderful discovery.
SarahMichigansarahmichigan on August 16th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Who thinks that blindingly bright fuchsia is an appropriate backdrop color for food photography? Unless we're talking an advertisement for gum or sodapop, maybe...