February 5, 2013 by The Diner of Cville...
Remember when “salads” consisted of Jell-O, cottage cheese, and canned fruit? So do I. And this collection is a doozy. As they say, Heinz is “In the Pantries of Particular People.” Not only are recipes here, but photographs for how to make dressings, construct salads, even what tools you need. Of course, this is in the Paleolithic Era before food processors but browsing through the instructions is still a major history lesson. And pretty cool. I’m guessing it’s from the 1940’s due to the lack of Technicolor ;)
All of your favorites are here: Mock Salmon Salad, Tomatoes en Surprise, Banana Peanut Butter Salad (3 ingredients! Can you guess? ;), Fruit Cup Salad with Banana Dressing, Tongue Salad, and Jellied Supper Salad mmmmm….
There’s even a thorough description of all 57 Heinz Varieties: “Mock Turtle Soup: An outstanding soup – thick – full of nutriment. Preferred by men for its wholesomeness. Prepared of choice meats, boiled eggs, a dash of sherry, aromatic herbs and a lemon tang.” <— *shudder*
Sections include: Salad Dressings, Green Salads, Vegetable Salads, Fruit Salads, About the “57”, Meat and Fish Salads, Molded & Frozen Salads, Miscellaneous Salads, Canapés & Hors-d’oeuvres, Sandwiches, Equipment, The Etiquette of Salad Service (hysterical!), and What to Serve with Salads. I’m guessing a huge tube of Rolaids.
Perfect for those of you on a diet! Well….maybe not because of the ginormous amount of creamy Heinz sandwich spread, mayonnaise, fruit in simple syrup required to make many of the recipes :) Still, a hoot and a half!
101 pages; 6 x 8.5 inches; 1940’s (I’m guessing).
Condition: Fair to Good. Some pencil marks throughout, the cover is pretty worn.