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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?

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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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