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
An exciting version of baked potatoes found on “Mett på en litt sunnere måte” (Hearty in a little healtier way) a free e-booklet published by tine.no
To make a simple version of chakalaka, start by heating oil in a saucepan and add chopped onions, garlic and green peppers. Fry the vegetables until the onion is transparent and then add curry and chili pepper and a can of beans in tomato sauce. Boil until everything is heated well. Mix some chakalaka with cottage cheese if you can’t get hold of the mixture ready for cooking. Serve the rest of the chakalaka with the baked potatoes and fried or grilled meat.
A vegetarian recipe found in “Sunt og Godt” (Healty and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988
This spicy dish combines sweet peppers and tomatoes with fiery chilli powder and cayenne pepper in a sauce with delicious lentils, beans and chickpeas. Server with a salad of cucumber and yoghurt tasted with mint, it will taste fresh and chilly with this spicy chilli.
Strong experiences can sometimes be good and can serve as spices in everyday life. Here you have a healthy and tasty steak with beans and ruccula. Just the thing when you want to treat yourself to a good and healthy meal.
A soup recipe found in “Flavours of Hungary Recipes” a free E-book publiched by the Hungarian Agricultural Marketing Centre in 2009
Proper ingredients are necessary but not sufficient for full success. The Hungarian “art de la table” does not only cover the ingredients but also the method of preparation. The special flavours of the traditional Hungarian cuisine are produced by the combination of tasty ingredients of excellent quality with their specific mode of preparation.
A spicy dinner recipe found in “Healthy Recipes with Dairy Food” a free E-book published by Dairy Australia
Thai cuisine (Thai: อาหารไทย, rtgs: Ahan Thai, pronounced [ʔāː.hǎːn tʰāj])is the national cuisine of Thailand. Balance, detail, and variety are of paramount significance to Thai chefs.
Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. Thai chef McDang characterises Thai food as demonstrating “intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor”, as well as care being given to the food’s appearance, smell and context. Australian chef David Thompson, an expert on Thai food, observes that unlike many other cuisines, Thai cooking rejects simplicity and is about “the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish”.
A snack recipe found in “Thrifty New Tips on a Grand Old Favorite” published by H J Heinz Co in 1932
The English author and singer/songwriter Michael Harding say on an intro to one of the songs on one of his records “Beans are bad at the best of times”. Although I’m a big fan I can’t quite agree with him there, I’m actually quite fond of beans – Ted
A classic soup recipe found in “Ganske Enkelt -Italiensk Kokebok” (Quite Simply – Italian Cook Book) published by Notabene Forlag in 1995
I love working with cookbooks with thumbnails like in this one, but I really shouldn’t because it means a lot more work. I have build the final image out of one large, four small ones and add the numbers on top. Takes about three times as long as preparing a single picture for posting. But I’m a designer and our minds don’t work like normal people’s does
A real classic British breakfast recipe found in a booklet published by gilde.no
It was somewhat strange to find such an utter British dish in a booklet from a Norwegian meat supplier, but so what. I’m a real sucker for a solid breakfast and always go for the full english when in Britiain. Continental is for sissies – Ted 😉