When did manufacturers stop giving out recipe booklets or pamphelets with new applainces? Ok, so they may not be realms of culinary inspiration but they were so much fun to read!! A few years ago one of my Aunts was cleaning out her attic and came across a whole boxful of these things that she has saved, starting in the late fifties. These things are great!! They really give you an idea about what people were eating at the time (if I read another recipe for Ambrosia Salad Im going to split a side laughing!!!), plus the look of these things can give you great ideas for your next retro party. Manufacturers really did a great job on these things in years past, not just the handful of recipes they give you now, stuck to the back of the owner's manual. I have a few that must be 40+ pages long. What a treasure I recieved when my Aunt sent me these (not only are they good for a laugh, but they also contain quite a few really good recipes!).
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2/23/03 at 4:51am