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Betty Crocker’s Absurd, Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations

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I don't know what to make of the shrimp on her fingers, nice touch? or creepy?


Its recipes weren’t written to appeal to the palate. Their instructions were designed to make the Teenage Fondue or Party Sandwich Loaf look a certain way: theatrical, performative, misleading. The focus on tuning precise colors and shapes — the shocking green of ‘‘Lime Ribbon Delight’’ or the perfect heart shape of ‘‘Cherry Berries on a Cloud’’ or simply the persistent symmetry of concentric circles and shingles — 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. 

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