Better Homes and Gardens
Food Processor Cookbook
I plucked this from a local library and it was in such good condition. Given the 1979 publication date, I immediately became suspicious. The book is over 40 years old and it looks this good? That might mean no one was interested in it from the get-go. The pictures were pretty crisp and the recipes were just meh. Be sure to check out the recipes for Chilled Chicken Loaf and Glazed Ham Balls. Other than coleslaw type recipes or maybe making things like breadcrumbs, having a food processor wasn’t necessary to some of the recipes.
Food processors were the “it” appliance in the 1970s and were shockingly expensive compared to other kitchen electronics. I didn’t see them as a regular part of kitchens until the 1980s. The go-to brand was Cuisinart. (Click for an article from Bon Appetit about Cuisinart’s origin.) I finally broke down and bought a food processor in the 1990s thinking it would be fabulous to have thin sliced potatoes for certain family recipes. Since I am no real cook, this appliance gets used maybe once or twice a year.
I think like Instant Pot, this was probably a great choice as food processors became more mainstream. I am not sure that in 2021 this has the same level of interest as it did in the 70s and 80s. We shall see if Instant Pot has the staying power.