Make Your Man Delightful Food

Dining Delightfully - cover

Dining Delightfully
Tested Recipes From Adventist Hospital Chefs
Review and Herald Publishing Association

Of course the wife is proud of her fruit plate! This wonderful retro cookbook hits all the foodie choices from the 1960s: Something with jello, another tasty sandwich loaf masquerading as a cake, and of course some food with eyes. The surprising new recipe that I haven’t seen before is the Cottage Cheese Croquettes.  All you foodies will want to get on that right away. Your family will love it!



Creamed Chow Mein recipe

Dining Delightfully - salads

Dining Delightfully - sandwich loaf

Dining Delightfully - Tomato delight sandwich

Dining Delightfully - cottage cheese croquettes


  1. “Recipes From Hospital Chefs”? When has “make hospital food — at home!” ever been an enticing come-on?

  2. Personally I think the Cottage Cheese Loaf, with gravy, would far surpass the croquettes as a culinary delight. And what the heck is Worthington Prime?

      1. It’s my understanding that SDAs encourage vegetarianism(although I don’t think it’s an outright rule)

  3. What on earth is Proteena, why is it sold in a can, and why would I slice it, cover it with dressing, and eat it? A Google search brings up a brand of sheep feed, which I’m hoping isn’t the same thing.

    And I never want to see the phrase “piquant balls” in a recipe again.

    Also, I can’t tell if the man on the cover is clapping, or trying to conjure a mystical fireball from the depths of hell to hurl at that fruit plate.

  4. It doesn’t look any better or worse than other cookbooks of the era, but (being from the Seventh-day Adventists) you are not likely to see any meat used as ingredients. (Note the references to “Worthington White Chik” and “Battle Creek Vegetable Steaks”.)

  5. Why aren’t the apples sliced too? Who’s going to eat a whole apple and then nibble on more fruit? I can’t stop obsessing about those apples!

  6. and this is why I have a collection of over 100 cookbooks from the late 60’s back. I would love to have this one!!

  7. 1. Yeah, the Seventh-day Adventists are the health-foodies of Christendom
    2. EEK! That tomato delight sandwich has eyes!!!! Who wants your lunch looking back at you???

  8. The guy looks like he’s one of the ABC commentators from Wild World of Sports in the 60’s.
    Also, why would you want to make hospital food at home?

    1. Actually, I had an uncle who would specifically go to the hospital cafeteria to eat. He was reasonably wealthy, but if he invited you to lunch, you knew you were either going to the hospital cafeteria or this rundown pancake place where he would always order, of all things, a chicken stir fry.

      In hindsight, I think perhaps there was something not quite right about him.

  9. “Creamed chipped smoked Prime on toast”: Vegetarian SOS ? Now I’ve seen everything

  10. The Seventh Day Adventist hospital system, I think, dates back to the Battle Creek Sanitarium founded by Dr. Kellog (of cereal fame). They’re a system largely based on nutrition.

    Seventh Day Adventist communities are actually known for their long healthy life spans, right up their with the Japanese and certain Mediterranean that have very healthy diets.

    I’m not saying I personally want to eat out of that cookbook, but I bet the people who did are still around to tell you about it.

  11. “Make your man delightful food! And out the bits you don’t use in the compost heap. Remember, have a good story for the cops–and make sure they have a second helping of barbecue.”

  12. My nursing school is attached to an Adventist hospital and we eat most of our meals there. It’s all vegetarian and not healthy.

  13. What the hell are proteena and savorex? they sound like medicines, not food!
    Creamed chow mein???
    you need a recipe to make a tomato sandwich?

    1. Google is your friend. I Googled Savorex, it’s apparently some kind of seasoning or condiment made with brewer’s yeast, related to Marmite or Vegemite (British and Australian products, respectively). People who are more avid vegetarians than I am, let me know if I’m right or wrong

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