A recipe from an ad for the American Wine Advisory Board published in LIFE magazine November 12. 1945
I love finding a decent recipe on an ad because building posts like this one chalenge both the foodlover and the designer in me. And old ads are always more fun to work with because the illustrations usually are drawings like this superb watercolour and not photos – Ted
A recipe from the free booklet “Mini Kokebok – Pølser”
(Mini Cook Book – Sausages) published by the
Norwegian Meat Information Office
It’s a myth that dishes baked in the oven are harder to cook than other dishes. The fact is that once you have completed the preparation, the dish makes itself. Sausages also have the advantage that they are quickly done. As you see, you have good reasons and try cooking sausages this way.
A cookbook featuring nothing but sausage recipes is the most natural
thing here in Norway, we eat the stuff like we’re afraid they’ll all
mysteriously disappear from the shop shelves over night
A great potato recipe from “Spennende Mat” (Exiting Food) published by Skandinavisk Presse in 1980
These crispy roast potato wedges beats any of the frozen ones you are likely to find in your local shops! Fragrant herbal spices and a grilled Parmesan drissle makes them irresistible. These potato wedges are great with chicken or juicy meat.
A low-cal lunch recipe published by Weight Watchers International in 1974
Internet and colour printers became the death of the recipe card collections and to be honest they are not greatly missed. I have quite a few of these card boxes and ring folders in my collection of old recipes and cookbooks and really, they are far from pracical in use. In no time the ring folders get hard to leaf through and you need to be a lot tidier than me to put the cards back in their right place in the boxes.
But as you can see, I found a solution to that problem. I scanned the lot of them and ran the texts through ocr scanning. A lot more practical solution if you ask me – Ted 😉
A lunch recipe from”McCall’s Great American Recipe Card Collection” published in 1973
A mix of chicken wings and chicken liver was standard Saturday evening snacks in my childhood home. Served as simple as possible. Right out of the frying pan with white bread, butter and mayonnaise – I kind of miss it – Ted 😉
This egg cake is a kind of pancakes served with fried pork and lingonberries. It is a traditional farmhouse dish from Skåne, the southern most county in Sweden. The recipe is for two people and you make it in an ovenproof skillet.
A fresh take on the old rolls from “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master Chef) published in 1974
These rolls are given a new and fresh taste by adding honey to the dough and sprinkling them with grated or shredded lemon peel before baking. Server the rolls right from the oven with butter or marmalade or both.