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All the Wrong Types of Food, A Collection of Recipe Books

United States: Various, 1919-1949. A seven (7) piece collection of recipe books relating to weird and unusual food. This strangeness can be do the recipe books almost religious adherence to using an unusual ingredient in every dish or to recipes that are either actually bizarre or just unfamiliar to modern day sensibilities. Below is a short description of each item in the collection.

"Sixty-Five Delicious Dishes Made with Bread : Containing Tested Recipes Compiled for the Fleischmann Co." Publisher: The Fleischmann Company, New York, 1919. Compiled by Marion Harris Neil. This recipe book was intended "to show the various uses of Bread combined with other things which make wholesome, economical and tempting dishes". Sometimes this works, such as the different recipes of stuffing, dessert, or toast and other times, not so much. A few examples of dishes that might not go over so well with a modern-day crowd are: Oysters in a Crust Case, Eggs and Green Peas, and the Prune and Nut Sandwich. Several black and white illustrations of the prepared foods. 30 pgs, plus tear off order form. Blue illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 34 (March 2021). Measures 7" x 5".

"Good Enough to Eat With A Spoon! Slade's Peanut Butter". D. & L. Slade Company, Boston, MA, 1931. All the recipes "from soup[s] to nuts" in this brochure incorporate peanut butter in them. Some of the more esoteric ones are: Slade's Peanut Butter Tomato Soup, Peanut Butter and Chopped Prunes, Peanut Butter Roast (the peanut butter forms cakes as a meat substitute), and Slade's Peanut Butter Whipped Cream [Salad] Dressing. The brochure is only text, with the exception of the front, which has an illustration of a jar of peanut butter with a spoon on a black background. 8 part folded brochure. OCLC 1 (March 2021, Note: within a collection). Measures 6" x 3 1/2" (folded), 14" x 6" (unfolded).

"Delicious Recipes That Hit the Spot! By Liberty". Publisher: Liberty Cherry and Fruit Company, Covington, KY, [1935]. To be fair to this entry in the collection, whether or not one likes maraschino cherries will determine whether some of the recipes are desirable. Some examples of the recipes included are: Cherry Tapioca, Cherry Mallows, Coffee Maraschino, Liberty Ice Cubes, Shady Quaff (an ice tea), and Baked Banana with Marshmallows. The majority of the recipes are accompanied with a small illustrations accented in red. 8 part, folded brochure. Hole punched. OCLC 1 (March 2021). Measures 6 3/4" x 4" (folded), 16" x 6 3/4" (unfolded).

"New Recipes of Flavor : OXO Cubes" Published: OXO Ltd. [1935]. A recipe book for OXO cubes, also known as bouillon, broth or stock cubes. Some of the stranger recipes in the booklet are: American Chop Suey, Jellied Consomme, and OXO Bouillon, the latter of which was just the cube dissolved in hot water. Yum. Small black and white illustrations throughout. 16 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (March 2021, NOTE: This item comes up as a variant title of 'Recipes of Flavor', also some versions, like the Canadian one, has 36 pages). Measures 7" x 4 3/4".

"The Occident Pantry Pals Invite You to Try Occident Flour Tested Recipes." Publisher: Russell- Miller Milling Co. Minneapolis, MN, 1940. A booklet of over forty-five (45) recipes that use the product 'Occident Flour'. The recipes are broken up into the following categories: Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Cakes & Icings, Cookies, Pastries, and Desserts. While the majority of the recipes in this booklet seem like new versions of traditional ones, there are a few weird ones such as; Jelly Roll, Bohemian Kolaches, Refrigerator Rolls, and Cottage Pudding. Colorful illustrations throughout, either of the food or of the three food fairies named Speedie, Tastie, or Eazie. 46 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. Printed on back cover: D6B-500M-8-40. OCLC 2 (March 2021). Measures 4 3/4" x 3 3/4"

"Make it Right with Lard". Published: National Live Stock and Meat Board, Chicago, IL, 1941. A short baking booklet filled with a variety of recipes utilizing lard. "If it calls for fat, use lard". Their standard pie and cake recipes are just fine, but some of their other ones are a bit out there, such as: Bran Biscuits, Currant Turns, Economy Croquettes, and Potato Doughnuts. Printed black and white photographs of the finished baked products, text is accented with orange. 10 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple bindings. OCLC 4 (March 2021). Measures 7" x 5".

"New Recipes for Good Eating". Published The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, 1949. A recipe booklet specifically designed to utilize the P&G product, Crisco. It is divided up into seven chapters: Short Cuts to Good Cooking, Frying, Pastry, Cakes, Cookies, Breads-Biscuits-Muffins, and Combination Dishes. While most of the recipes within the booklet aren't all that strange (though Creamed Ham is up there), it is absolute adherence to the use of Crisco that is strange to our modern day sensibilities. Accompanied by both color and black and white photographs of the finished dishes. 112 pgs. Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 35 (March 2021). Measures 7 3/4" x 5 3/4".

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Price: $300.00

Item #21000132