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Vintage Cooking Booklets and Pamphlets


David Ross
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I pulled out this little booklet, 3 x 5, and at the bottom saw "Sigman Food Stores."  I probably got it at a local vintage shop.  It was normal back in the days for these booklets to be printed by a host company, in this case Accent, Mazola Corn Oil, Reynolds Wrap and the National Broiler Council.  A quick search shows that Sigman Food Stores was located in Yakima, WA, in the south central part of our state.  They eventually expanded to Walla Walla and Spokane, which is where this little booklet found a home.  So ironic that I bought this years ago not knowing or researching the local history.  The illustration is classic 60's bbq.  I remember my Mother always having Accent in the spice rack, but never really  knew what she used it for.  The recipes are also classic 60s, with an emphasis on the bbq spit, (something I still use today).

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Well this is an interesting cooking booklet.  I've had it in my collection ever since Father brought it home in 1981.  He worked for the Oregon State Dept. of Agriculture as the State Liason to Commodity Commissions.  One of the biggest Commissions he worked with was the Oregon Cattleman's Association.  They regularly put out brochures, booklets and pamphlets about beef and cooking with beef.  This was before the "Beef It's What's for Dinner" campaign took full charge.  This booklet wouldn't be something we'd see today.  Sponsored by Phillip Morris Tabacco Company, they play with the old theme of cowboys and the "Marlboro" man which was one of their signature advertising campaigns.  

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

I guess if you smoked Marlboros, a rump roast was just fine.

Yeah and tough as all get out

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7 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I don't know if this is a book or a booklet; Ive only seen the cover and that it's from 1962. But I know I want a copy!

 

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Avaiable in limited quantites from Omnivore Books, San Francisco.

I have that book! I have a hectic day today, but will post a few pix from it when I get a chance.

 

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@Maison Rustique, what a delightful book! The names of the dishes alone are a riot, but the illustrations you've shown really pull it all together. Have you cooked from it?

 

Would you be willing to show a photo of the "Persimmon Sponge" pages? I've a plethora of persimmons and wonder whether this might be a recipe to try.

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1 hour ago, Smithy said:

@Maison Rustique, what a delightful book! The names of the dishes alone are a riot, but the illustrations you've shown really pull it all together. Have you cooked from it?

 

Would you be willing to show a photo of the "Persimmon Sponge" pages? I've a plethora of persimmons and wonder whether this might be a recipe to try.

@Smithy I have not cooked from it. And I'd be happy to show the Persimmon Sponge pages. Give me some time. I'm running a sick cat around today.

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I can read it, thanks. Thank you also for including that hilarious precarious illustration!

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