Friday, May 18, 2012

Spot The Recipe

In the frontispiece of this book it firmly states that “No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who wishes to quote brief passages in connection with a review written for inclusion in a magazine, newspaper or broadcast.”

That’s awesome because it allows for this review to be offered on the internet — which is neither a magazine, newspaper or a broadcast — something that could not have been conceived in MCMLXIX, which was how they said 1969 back in 1969.

Even more inexplicable than the complete incompetency of the layout of the recipe on this page is the fact that those responsible for it are named proudly in the front. Did they ever look at a copy of the book when it arrived from the printer and think “good job?”

Congratulations, Mike, Alex, Herbert, John and Jack. What a fine Art Staff you are. Special credit also to John S., in charge of Layout, and Silvio L, Creative Director.

June Roth’s Fast and Fancy Cookbook, Fawcett Publications, 1969

Also from this book: Penguin Eggs
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