gotta love the photographs and illustrations from vintage American cookbooks like this though right?! so appetizing, i gotta get me a gelatin mold NOW! Of course there are some great old recipes out there from grandma's table, but also some rather regrettable mid-century concoctions. Thanks to James Lileks, you can check out a plethora of such regrettable food at his online gallery.
At the very least, browse through the "MEAT! MEAT! MEAT!" gallery. Hopefully you will laugh as much as you will cringe....because we all have some days that are as misguided as these recipes and being able to laugh through them can be the strongest of cures!
The gallery can now also be found in book form, tada!