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I am slowly trying to purge and de-clutter around here.  Emphasis on slowly.  I've had a box full of recipe clippings, newer cooking booklets like the ones beside the checkout counter and Taste of Home magazines (don't judge me lol).  In the box was my Gallery of Regrettable Foods book--a hilarious read btw.

 

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In flipping through the book this fell out:

 

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I thought it had just gotten stuck in there but a bit later I was looking more closely at the Regrettable Food book and this booklet is in it!  I must have known that but I had long forgotten.  OMG I sat and laughed so hard.

 

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The booklet was published in 1940.

 

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More from the Gallery book regarding this booklet:

 

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🤣

 

A recipe from inside the booklet:

 

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I'll be skipping lol.

 

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I am serious ! I trade you for this ultimate compendium on “African cuisine” (in Catalan, though). Unfortunately, no more illustrations inside like the progressive / “#me too” (depending on your upbringing) one on the cover ...

 

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3 minutes ago, Duvel said:

I am serious ! I trade you for this ultimate compendium on “African cuisine” (in Catalan, though). Unfortunately, no more illustrations inside like the progressive / “#me too” (depending on your upbringing) one on the cover ...

 

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Wow!

 

I'm not ready to part with it yet....but you'll be the first to know when I am :) .  

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now this is not the place to discuss

 

and review 

 

" The Theory and Practical Manual of Dreams "

 

   -----  not yet published

 

but  ::  The Banana Rx

 

and the " Complete African "

 

Catalan or not

 

"" illustrated ""

 

is going to be plenty 

 

Phantasmagoric  for me !

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41 minutes ago, Shelby said:

I am slowly trying to purge and de-clutter around here.  Emphasis on slowly.  I've had a box full of recipe clippings, newer cooking booklets like the ones beside the checkout counter and Taste of Home magazines (don't judge me lol).  In the box was my Gallery of Regrettable Foods book--a hilarious read btw.

 

thumbnail_IMG_0652.jpg.7d81a573ee62f313ac42b414f63cf6de.jpg

 

In flipping through the book this fell out:

 

thumbnail_IMG_0650.jpg.63814ddd764c900dbfb9e6e9112050a8.jpg

 

I thought it had just gotten stuck in there but a bit later I was looking more closely at the Regrettable Food book and this booklet is in it!  I must have known that but I had long forgotten.  OMG I sat and laughed so hard.

 

thumbnail_IMG_0653.jpg.764a3fbdfe7df645eb303f76fc9955fa.jpg

 

The booklet was published in 1940.

 

thumbnail_IMG_0651.jpg.ec91953f64383d3bed308d3d6c330956.jpg

 

 

More from the Gallery book regarding this booklet:

 

thumbnail_IMG_0654.jpg.7178a0bd8dd8412b6dfd59b33ef2513d.jpg

 

🤣

 

A recipe from inside the booklet:

 

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I'll be skipping lol.

 

Yikes ham banana roll! But I love the first names of the Associate Editors.  My Grandmothers were Mildred and Edna.  

 

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23 hours ago, Shelby said:

I am slowly trying to purge and de-clutter around here.  Emphasis on slowly.  I've had a box full of recipe clippings, newer cooking booklets like the ones beside the checkout counter and Taste of Home magazines (don't judge me lol).  In the box was my Gallery of Regrettable Foods book--a hilarious read btw.

 

thumbnail_IMG_0652.jpg.7d81a573ee62f313ac42b414f63cf6de.jpg

 

In flipping through the book this fell out:

 

thumbnail_IMG_0650.jpg.63814ddd764c900dbfb9e6e9112050a8.jpg

 

I thought it had just gotten stuck in there but a bit later I was looking more closely at the Regrettable Food book and this booklet is in it!  I must have known that but I had long forgotten.  OMG I sat and laughed so hard.

 

thumbnail_IMG_0653.jpg.764a3fbdfe7df645eb303f76fc9955fa.jpg

 

The booklet was published in 1940.

 

thumbnail_IMG_0651.jpg.ec91953f64383d3bed308d3d6c330956.jpg

 

 

More from the Gallery book regarding this booklet:

 

thumbnail_IMG_0654.jpg.7178a0bd8dd8412b6dfd59b33ef2513d.jpg

 

🤣

 

A recipe from inside the booklet:

 

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I'll be skipping lol.

 

I love that book.  I end up rereading it every couple of years.  I also have a few of those Culinary Arts Institute booklets and they are hilarious.  

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On 3/14/2021 at 12:56 PM, Shelby said:

am slowly trying to purge and de-clutter around here.  Emphasis on slowly.  I've had a box full of recipe clippings, newer cooking booklets like the ones beside the checkout counter and Taste of Home magazines (don't judge me lol).  In the box was my Gallery of Regrettable Foods book--a hilarious read btw.

 

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The website is great, also. There are updates to the Regrettable Food gallery but some of the other sections are also terrific fun to peruse! 

https://www.lileks.com/institute/index.html

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That recipe for the Ham Banana Roll is up there with some of the most disgusting ideas in recent memory. Nothing says love like a banana with a smear of mustard. On some planet, somewhere.

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

LOL'd at the recipe:

I might never be able to look at mayonnaise in quite the same way.

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54 minutes ago, rotuts said:

wow

 

1 qt mineral oil 

 

wow


No worries - it’s “non-fattening” ...

 

Think of it as a rite of passage 🤭

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I have a large collection of these food booklets. My mother collected. Would love to send to someone who would cherish. I no longer have room for them but can’t stand the thought of throwing out. Please let me know. Thanks

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1 hour ago, Janet Helm said:

I have a large collection of these food booklets. My mother collected. Would love to send to someone who would cherish. I no longer have room for them but can’t stand the thought of throwing out. Please let me know. Thanks

Thank you, @Janet Helm!  Can you give us an idea of how many there are?  I know I'd love to have some and would be glad to pay the postage, but I'd need an estimate.  

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3 hours ago, liuzhou said:

If this is vintage, what does that make me? Prehistoric? But I feel I need it.

 

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Published in London, January 1st, 1965.  Still available used on Amazon USA (eG-friendly Amazon.com link).

 

That is classic, and wonderful.

 

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