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Better Homes and Gardens America's Favorite…

Better Homes and Gardens America's Favorite Recipes

by Better Homes and Gardens

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I love old cookbooks, and this paperback cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens is one of my favorites, despite it only being from 1969. The kind of dishes you would find in recipe books from the thirties through the early seventies are probably the closest America ever came to having a unique cultural menu outside of fast food and TV diners, and the approach to meals as a form of entertaining hints at the communal society we never managed to embrace as the end of the millennium approached. But most of all, I love this cookbook because, like many of the older ones, it contains entire sections on MOLDS! Yes, the lost American art of suspending normally appetizing foods in a rigidly formed encasement of congealed gelatin, sometimes even referred to as salads for some unfathomable reason. The space-age cousin of the casserole, molds and salads were mainstream dinner table centerpieces in the good old days, a not-so-subtle mystery food that could contain anything from fruits or vegetables to hamburger, salmon, or tongue. You aren't a true American until you've bitten into a spoonful of meat-flavored gelatin, so grab yourself a copy of this Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and make a Better Home with Gelatin Molds!!!!! ( )
  smichaelwilson | Jun 30, 2017 |
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