Here’s another great link to check out, though maybe not after dinner. Vintage Recipe Cards reproduces the extremely unappetizing food photography of the 40s and 50s, then provides a text version of the recipe in case you want to try and make it.
At some point we will examine this whole megillah in greater detail. Seems like food photography came into its own during the WWII years, when consumer rationing was patriotic. If you can photo Mom’s meat loaf and make it disgusting (and maybe provide a recipe that substitutes broom corns for onion), that’s a good thing.
Today we’ve got a lot to complain about, surely, but let’s be glad we’re not eating food like this.