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The EMD Guide to Food from the 1950s: Food Styling and Cookbook Art

Ham from The Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, 1950. Scan: Eat Me Daily
The 1950s were a crossover period for cookbooks, when graphics were about half hand-drawn illustrations and half super-saturated photographs, such as the one above. If the aesthetic appears rather commercial to you, that's no mistake: many of the cookbooks from this era were produced [...]

Retro Recipes: Betty Draper's Rumaki, 1967

Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Rumaki.
As you might expect from someone who has a serious fetish for vintage cookbooks, pencil skirts, and the music [...]

Retro Recipes: Prune Lemonade Bars, 1963

Photographs by Stephanie Butler
Welcome to Retro Recipes! Brought to you from the capable kitchen of Eat Me Daily's Stephanie Butler, each week revisits a preparation from the past that straddles the line between ingenious and absurd. This week: Prune Lemonade Bars.
For this week’s Retro Recipe, I decided to try an old reliable cookbook, one that’s [...]

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