In this week's mail: the great Jello book I blogged about recently and a gorgeous recipe booklet from Borden Condensed Milk.
First the Jello. This booklet , Desserts From Around the World, is from 1909, almost a hundred years old! It features very Eurocentric versions of people from around the globe and the Jell-0 recipes they've inspired. Here's the centerfold.
so you can see the details better:
This one is the Paris Jello eaters. The Eurocentric version of Parisians is, of course, pretty accurate, Paris being a fairly European city.
The view of Eve in the Garden Of Eden- eating apple snow Jello - is a riot. I love her garment made of fig leaves. And the text - check out the embedded assumptions: "Whether woman has always been privileged to prepare man's food for him or not, and to persuade him to eat, is a point on which history furnished unsatisfactory information." But hey, in 1909 women in the United States couldn't even vote.
There are additional pages for the Indians (i.e. Native Americans), "now a vanishing race," as well as natives of India, Hawaii, Japanese, Russia, "oriental countries," and Holland. With enough encouragement, I will post some of these pictures.
Moving along to the Borden's Condensed Milk booklet. This one isn't dated, but I'm guessing thirties to forties.
Here's the cover:
and some oh so beautiful illustrations by Herbert Cutler on the inside:
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