Vintage Cookbook Centerfold of the Week


I don’t know what it is about this photo that draws me to it.  Perhaps it’s the gooey triangles of American Cheese atop the Corn Medley Casserole on the top right side.  Maybe it’s the beautiful “wiener star” atop the lovely Skillet Supper at the bottom.  Or, it could be the little puffy balls on the tablecloth – I think we had those!

Whatever it is, anyone who can fry hot dogs in a 1/2 cup of butter – as the recipe for Skillet Supper calls for –  is either insane, or a genius.  Oh yes, it’s June Roth – author of 1969’s Fast and Fancy Cookbook, who promises right on the cover to show you “glamorous gourmet dishes from inexpensive quick fix foods.”

Well played, June – well played.