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Celebrity Recipes

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Celebrity Cookbook
Blinn
1981

I know many of you have wondered “what does Jack Lord cook for dinner?” No, it is not some exotic dish from Hawaii. It is watercress soup.  Awesome!

This book has all the hot celebrities that no one under the age of 35 will remember without a Google search. For those of us who are more mature, there are lots of stars of yesteryear featured.  Dina Merrill and her Mussels, Vikki Carr and her Chicken Catalana, and Anthony Quinn’s Stuffed Potatoes are just a few of the names. Besides the Hollywood crowd, Mark Spitz, Dr Jean Mayer, and Muriel Humphrey have featured recipes. I found myself just flipping through and trying to remember who was still alive.

Mary

 

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Mmmm Meat!

Meat Recipes for the Family ChefMeat Recipes for the Family Chef
National Livestock and Meat Board
1951

Today we have another recipe book (actually pamphlet) from yesteryear. Obviously, this belongs in an archive. They are great fun and remain a good reminder that cookery does tend to have have a sell by date as far as public library collections go. In the meantime, they are a hoot to look through. I particularly want to call your attention to some of the recipes. My favorites include the ultra appetizing Tropical Meat Salad and the Ham Mousse.

Bon Appetit!

Mary

 

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Vintage Recipes from Ford Motor Company

Favorite REcipes from Famous Eating PlacesThe Second Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes From Famous Eating Places
Kennedy
1954

This wonderful book showed up in a library book sale and of course I grabbed it! I looked up some of the house specialties from Michigan.  (I love the idea of going to Oscoda to eat Tuna Casserole.You would think they would feature one of the fish from Lake Huron as a specialty.)   None of the places located in cities I was familiar with even registered on my radar with the exception of New Orleans’ Court of Two Sisters  and Plymouth, Michigan’s Mayflower Hotel.

According to WorldCat, there are some holdings in university collections and some large libraries which are probably appropriate places.  As current travel information? Of course this is not helpful.  As a culinary and marketing relic from the 50s, absolutely a winner.

Mary

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