Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Roast Suckling Pig from 100 of the World's Greatest Recipes (1976)

1976. Our nation's bicentennial celebration was in full swing. People pondered the potential of presidential candidates like Gerry Ford, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Jerry Brown, Mo Udall, and George Wallace. And it was perfectly normal for a cigarette manufacturer to pay a noted restaurant critic, food editor and author to put his name on an advertising cookbook. Which is how we got 'Benson & Hedges 100's Presents 100 of the World's Greatest Recipes' by Craig Claiborne (Philip Morris/New York Times, 1976). And let me tell you, cigarette money can pay for some nice printing. This is no hastily thrown together advertising pamphlet. This sucker is a hardcover, ring bound beauty with dainty line drawings, full color photos that don't resemble surgery photos, and even a handy appendix with details on how you can mail order those crazy foreign ingredients. Click picture for full size image. – Dan Taylor

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Last Minute Supper from Cooking with Soup (1972)

I get it. The holidays are over. The kids are back in school and activities have started to ramp back up. What's a harried homemaker to do? Well, if you have a can of condensed soup "you have much of the work already done for you", according to 'Cooking with Soup' (Campbell Soup Company, from my birthplace of Camden, NJ!, 1972). I'm thinking that like my father's attempt at making roast beef sandwiches one night when my mom was sick in bed, Last Minute Supper will send the kids scurrying to the internet for recipes and cooking lessons faster than you can say "until flavors are blended". FYI, get used to seeing this cookbook in your feed. A casual perusal yielded tons of material. Click picture for full size image. – Dan Taylor

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream from Creative Desserts from Betty Crocker (1983)

Happy National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! I prefer strawberry ice cream over most of the other flavors, so today is totally a win for me. Except that we don't have any strawberry ice cream. Today's recipe is brought to you from 'Creative Desserts from Betty Crocker' (General Mills, 1983), which features a clean, easily-readable layout and simple, attractive photos without any fussy art direction. In other words, it's no fun at all. Click picture for full size image. – Dan Taylor

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Munch Addict for January 2023

Some thoughtful soul (okay, it was me) got Christine a subscription to Munch Addict for Christmas. Each month she receives a half-dozen or so snacks from around the world, some savory, some sweet. So far the Chipoys (from Mexico) have been our favorite in this box and we were a house divided over the Bien Donut (from Turkey). Chris thought it was too perfumey, but Ryan and I kinda dug it. A great gift for us all and we're already looking forward to next month's box (though I may offer my services to Munch Addict as a proofreader). – Dan Taylor

Southwest Pizza and First Down Dip from the Super Bowl XXIV Party Planner (1990)

Ahhh, Super Bowl XXIV. Gathered around our gargantuan tube televisions, enjoying the halftime show with Pete Fountain, watching the Niners thoroughly beat the snot out of the hapless Denver Broncos 55-10. Good times, good times. Hopefully, you had saved the Kraft Party Planner (1990) pullout from the Sunday paper and made the Southwest Pizza and First Down Dip. We will be enjoying Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork and assorted dips and snacks for Super Dooper Wild Card Weekend. How about you? Click picture for full size image. – Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor is the editor/publisher of the Hungover Gourmet. He loves the Eagles and Ravens and picks the Niners, Chargers, Bills, Giants, Bengals, and Bucs in the Super Dooper Wild Card Weekend.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Peach Melba Metropolitan from The Complete Cheese Cookbook (1971)

Happy National Peach Melba Day! I'm going to be honest, I had to look up what the heck Peach Melba even is. Apparently it was invented by Auguste Escoffier at London's Savoy Hotel in honor of Nellie Melba, an Australian soprano. Leave it up to the fine folks at Kraft to figure out a way to get some whipped cream cheese into your peach melba in order to create Peach Melba Metropolitan (from 'The Complete Cheese Cookbook', Kraft Foods, 1971). What ingredients would be in a dish that would bear your name? Click picture for full size image. – Dan Taylor

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Happy National Curried Chicken Day!

Happy National Curried Chicken Day! It will come as no surprise that curry was not a spice mix that was found in my household. Our chicken came fried, roasted, boiled or in cacciatore, which my Mom considered "spicy" because it had green peppers and oregano in it. Luckily, the contributors to 'Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers Blue Ribbon Poultry Cookbook' (Favorite Recipes Press, 1974) were a bit more adventurous, as this tome includes seven (!) recipes featuring the ingredient. Click picture for full size image. – Dan Taylor

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Orange Glazed Canadian Bacon from Go Creative with Minute Maid (1971)

I love to sit down with a stack of vintage advertising pamphlets and recipe booklets. Admire the design and layout. Put a sticky note or two on recipes that don't include gelatin or prunes. Scan spot illustrations to sprinkle into an upcoming issue of The Hungover Gourmet (New issue coming in spring 2023!). And then there are just the eyesores. The booklets that definitely arrived in my office as part of a lot purchased long ago. I'm looking at you 'Go Creative with Minute Maid' (Coca Cola Company, 1971). With your three pound slab of Canadian Bacon and black type on purple and orange stained glass. Get the hell out of here. Click picture for full size image. – Dan Taylor 

Dan Taylor is the editor/publisher of The Hungover Gourmet. He is also employed as a graphic designer and would never use black type like that.

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