The Teenage Surefire Diet Cookbook Woolfolk 1979 As diet books, this one is pretty boring. I can’t imagine that any teen would pick up this book. The advice is pretty generic and emphasizes portion size. Typical advice is drinking water,
The Art of Garnishing and Decorating Food
For the foodies out there here is a nice book on how to decorate your food. The illustrations aren’t much to look at, and hardly make the food look appetizing. Photographs would be a better choice, even in the 1970s. Beyond the book design, the recipes are just okay and nothing particularly impressive. The decorations range from a watermelon bowl to a piece of pineapple on top of a ham. You can even go wild and add a maraschino cherry. It’s all very underwhelming.
The New Revised
Microwave Guide & Cookbook
My family jumped into the crazy cutting edge world of microwaves around the time this book was published. The pitch was always about how you could defrost or prepare food in just seconds, sometimes minutes. I personally remember microwaving hot dogs to watch them completely curl up.
Nothing my mother or myself were able to make anything that resembled the pictures in microwave cookbooks. I am convinced these were all faked. The meat in particular always had a lovely grey color. The texture was also just awful. It should have been nicknamed Soylent Green.
Better Homes and Gardens
Submitter: There are some reasonable recipes here, but the whole thing looks really dated.
Holly: I’m all for dessert less than 150 calories, and submitter is right – there are some tasty-sounding treats here. The photography is very 1970s, though. Food blogs today have such gorgeous images; this can’t hold a candle to what you see online today.
Fondue and Tabletop Cooking
Better Homes and Gardens
Submitter: This copy literally fell apart and crumbled in my hands when I pulled it off the shelf. Loose pages, yellow tape and crispy, crumbly old glue. It has now been weeded.
The Magic of Jello 100 New and Favorite Recipes of Fun with Jell-o 1998 We haven’t seen a Jello book in a long time. This one isn’t as scary as previous examples we have featured on our site, but there
Eat and Stay Slim Better Homes and Gardens 1979 This is one of those Better Homes and Gardens cookbook/how to manuals for dieting. The calories of the sample menu come in a 3 handy menus: 1000, 1200, and or you
Cooking for Kids Tesco Cookery Collection 1985 I lived in the UK for a few years back in 1990s and was a Tesco regular. It took a while for me to adapt to some of the more interesting food choices