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4.20.2009

L&G Storytime No.8: Visual Feast for Two


L&G would like to share another book!! It's Betty Crocker's "Dinner For Two" Cookbook FILLED with amazing illustrations by Charley Harper. This cookbook is a total feast for the eyes especially for all of the Charley Harper fans out there.
We like how these illustrations are looser and more playfully sketched than a lot of his other work.The cookbook is also filled with recipes for American favorites such as these delights below:Roast beef, broiled hamburgers, speedy baked beans, green salad, quick brown bread, biscuits, apple pie, and strawberry shortcake. Mmmmm...
Try as they may to make the food photography look appealing, you can literally feel your arteries clogging as you look at the spreads. Thank goodness they had Charley Harper illustrations to keep the photos of shellacked roasts to a minimum.
You can see tons more images, here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know nothing about illustrators, but have a 1949 James Beard "Fireside Cook Book" with illustrations by Alice and Martin Provensen. Are you familiar with them? You would like it.
Stephanie

Beth said...

Do you know where I could purchase this book? I love it!

Jean said...

Stephanie
I'd love to see the cookbook you have! I've seen some of their kids books. but not the cookbook! I like their style of illustration, too.

Beth, you can try Amazon? We found ours at a thrift store....

lyndsay said...

i love old cookbooks like this! i have a small collection of baking related ones. the food photography and styling is always beyond amazing... cute post! (i will also be looking out for this little guy at thrift stores and online... )