Friday, November 14, 2008

Food Friday

I have a bad habit of buying used cookbooks whenever I see them. I’ll get home, crack them open, and realize that there’s a reason that my newly purchased treasure was discarded in the first place – it was published in 1967 and every recipe calls for at least six tablespoons of butter, a healthy dollop of mayonnaise, and at least one type of canned vegetable. That’s why I almost got rid of House and Garden’s New Cookbook when I found it for sale (for a single George Washington) at the Mount Pleasant Library over the summer. Almost. Until I saw this:

Hello, illustrated recipe for a salad that sounds deliciously similar to an Amsterdam Falafel topping! You've made my day much brighter with your jaunty, handwritten way. PS: Thanks for being vegan without realizing it!


Anonymous said...

That is AWESOME! I love the pictures in old cookbooks. I totally want to try this salad -- it sounds yummy. Leah

Emily said...

Leah, this cookbook is filled with awesome illustrations! I am trying to ration them - look for more in the coming weeks.

Thanks for reading!

<3 Emily

PS: Let us know if you try the recipe.