Thursday, October 6, 2011

From My Collection: Tart Tomato Salad

It's been too long since I've shared recipes from my vintage cooking pamphlet collection, so I thought today that I would share a recipe from this art deco beauty:


The recipe I've chosen is from the Salads section. Isn't this illustration fabulous?!


When I first saw the illustration and started reading through the recipe, I thought I would make it myself, but then I saw the dreaded pickles, which are one of the few foods I don't like. It still looks pretty, though.


I hope you'll join me tomorrow for a very special Dinner and a Movie! Oh, and if you came here looking for not-icky recipes, be sure to check out Tuesday's and Wednesday's posts. Thanks!

8 comments:

  1. For a moment there as I was scrolling down I was really excited to see your version of the jelly. I laughed out loud in my pyjamas when I read the word non-icky! Looks like Jell-O and Hellman's were in a friendly relationship in those days. How weird is it that a lot of the vintage jelly recipes suggest serving mayonnaise alongside. I've made William Holden's Lime Gelatine with Carrots, Stuffed Olives and Cashew Nuts a few times. It's usually just an ice-breaker talking point but last time we actually ate some of it with mayonnaise and it was actually really..... interesting! Go on, I dare you.

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  2. I think I could do carrots, olives and cashews. It's just those darn pickles!

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  3. Tomato aspic-50's style! Beautiful illustrations.

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  4. Your pamphlet is a treasure...those drawings are fabulous!

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  5. I do love the look of this pamphlet, just not so sure about the recipes!

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  6. I love it! I have a Jello pamphlet from my mother-in-law I need to pull out now...it includes a recipe for "Tuna Ring Surprise". Scary? I can't tell you how many Jello "salads" I had growing up. My mom loved to make them, so I had my share of Hellmann's and Jello combos. Love the illustrations here!

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  7. Oh my, that's some combination of flavors and textures.

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  8. Oh my. I really don't like tuna, so I won't be making that anytime soon!

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