The Educated Cat
How to Teach Your Cat to Do Tricks
Ney and Fadem
Had I been thinking, I would have posted this last week during World Cat Day. (Initially, I thought it was WorldCat day and we should be digging into to the catalog.) Evidently, there just aren’t enough cats on the Internet so we need a special day for our feline overlords.
I was browsing for cat books on a reference question and I couldn’t resist this title. I am always amused at the idea of “training” a cat. I am not sure this particular guy has the answers since all the cats look annoyed. I especially like the photos on teaching a cat to sit.
This book was in circulation as of this posting. I still think 1987 is a bit old for a book like this, even if the material is still good. Cat books (and other pet themed books) are always a hit with the kids. For the record, I have never had a request or even a conversation about training a cat. Dogs, yes, but no cats.
Now excuse me while I attend to every need of my feline masters.
Dancing with Cats
On the Catwalk
How about a mystery for the weekend? Halliday had a long career with his Michael Shane mysteries. I knew I had heard of Michael Shayne, but didn’t put it together with this book. There were a series of Michael Shayne detective movies featuring Lloyd Nolan in the 1940s. Goodreads has this ranked high and I am putting this on my “to read” list.
Martinis and Murder
The Hoods Come Calling
Case of the Missing Coed
Creative Hamburger Cookery
Clearly, this book was published before food photography was a thing. If I didn’t know better, I would think that was a pile of dirt decorating those plates with some lovely garnish.
Hamburger meat is a staple of the time as it is usually quick and cheap. My mother was the master at creating recipes out of hamburger. Hardly anything to brag about, but I am sure it was quick and within budget. This book is much of the same. All the traditional incarnations of hamburger are well represented. Basically it is either a loaf, a meatball (this cookbook calls them burger balls), or a dressed up hamburger sandwich.
Nothing that spectacular and as a cookbook, the directions are written rather broadly and there are no illustrations. My advice: stick with the family meatloaf recipe and don’t get cute trying to make hamburger something more than it is.
More vintage recipes:
Tuna Chip Casserole or Tomato Delight?