lean cuisine cookbook

Not Your Mama’s Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine: Delicious Recipes for the Healthy Stay-Slender Life
Gibbons
1979

When I saw this, I immediately thought it was THE “Lean Cuisine,” but then found out that the Lean Cuisine brand wasn’t started until 1981. This was just a clever play on words for a health food cookbook.

The cover has that glossy plastic food look that lots of 1970s cookbooks have. I don’t have any scans from inside the book, but the only review on Amazon says, ” I was disappointed at the number of recipes,I really thought there would be more.”

This is an easy weeder. People will confuse it with THE Lean Cuisine and be disappointed.

Holly

great american shopping cart

Food from the Factory Farm

The Great American Shopping Cart
How America Gets its Food Today
Graham
1969

Another oldie for your consideration. This is a kids book on the economics of food. Not bad for 1969 but almost comical for 2012. (Yes, it is still in circulation). The premise is that the USDA is going to help you and keep you safe from bad food. Also, the great industrial machine is good for food production.