Joys of Jell-OAugust 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Posted in RecipeBook | 16 Comments
Tags: Dessert, Food, Jello, Photography
My parents found this vintage gem of a recipe book for 50 cents at a library sale in Virginia. The Joys of Jell-o, circa 1960-something, proves that people in the 60s had some funny ideas about food (as well as a kitschy aesthetic for food photography). The book contains the usual, some silly (re: Birthday Surprise), candy-colored jell-o recipes but also a large number of savory jell-o salad recipes. While I am curious to try some of these recipes I have to admit that the idea of a gelatin mold containing mayonnaise and shrimp makes my stomach turn. Thanks Mom & Dad!