August 14, 2013 by The Diner of Cville...
Is that Megan Draper on the cover? Doesn’t look like she’s making cocktails for Don. Maybe it’s a healthy fruit smoothie so she can keep her girlish figure for the Zooby Zooby Zoo? Although with that veggie tray I’m kinda skeered how it’s going to taste.
Blenders aren’t just for smoothies anymore! Osterizer knows so. And in this cookbook presented out in glorious Technicolor, you’ll go way beyond the usual baby food and pancake batter most Osterizers blend up. Well, sort of.
Like most appliance cookbooks this one relies heavily on recipes you would actually plug in a blender for: baby food, pancake batter, ice cream, soup, and Jello molds galore. But there is a great cake frosting and confections section as well as one for sauces and salad dressings. And all in glorious Technicolor! Published in 1960, this book is the first hint that food styling might just become a thing. In other words, they actually pay attention to layout and color. So what if the tomato Jello salad looks like blood. It’s purdy.
Sections include: Appetizers, Baby Foods, Beverages, Breads, Cake Frostings, Confections, Cookies, Desserts, Entrees, Pancakes, Pies, Salad & Dressings, Sauces, Soups, Vegetables, and Sandwich Spreads. My favorites? Salad of Gold! Cottage Cheese Glory! Hallayloo!
96 pages; 6 x 9 inches; 1960.
Condition: Very Good. Some staining on front and back covers, pictures a tad faded.