Betty Crockerâ€™s Absurd, Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations
Geege Schuman stashed this in Food Hacks
I don't know what to make of the shrimp on her fingers, nice touch? or creepy?
Its recipes werenâ€™t written to appeal to the palate. Their instructions were designed to make the Teenage Fondue or Party Sandwich LoafÂ lookÂ a certain way: theatrical, performative, misleading. The focus on tuning precise colors and shapes â€” the shocking green of â€˜â€˜Lime Ribbon Delightâ€™â€™ or the perfect heart shape of â€˜â€˜Cherry Berries on a Cloudâ€™â€™ or simply the persistent symmetry of concentric circles and shingles â€” is here, as in all arts and crafts, a means for triggering observation.
So it's art. But I agree with Janill, less would have been more in this case.Â