Even cookbooks deserve a second, sometimes third or fourth chance as indicated by the number of tags on the outside and inside cover of this book. It's been through the thrift store cycle a few times and it's probably destined to go back. Wow, I just checked the above link and I said pretty much the same thing about this book. Interesting.
It is "Abaavo" because my daughter wanted to know what "abaavo" meant.
|Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Volume 1, 1979.|
|These recipes that are brimming from this volume need a mouthwatering photo.|
|Beefsteak and oysters. No, it's not filed under "aphrodisiac". It's AMERICA food. It also looks pretty raw.|
|Anchovy and Potato Casserole. My mouth is trying to imagine what it tastes like but my tongue keeps rejecting that idea. My eyes see an alien octopus with a very red sucker for a head.|
|Appetizers, napkins, yeah yeah yeah. What I am impressed with is how the curvy couch has a curvy table to match it.|
|Cocktail Torte. A fine torte made with pie crusts, shrimps hidden on top. In the holes are sprigs of something snipped from a bush and caviar. This is where it gets real. The filling is a mix of mayonnaise and sour cream. Anybody care for a slice?|
|Asparagi all'uovo. Because it would be unsophisticated to just say asparagus and eggs.|
|Tomato Aspic. This really looks harmless compared to the other aspics I have seen in these books and cards. It's just red and shiny. There's nothing appetizing about it. I just want to poke it and see if my finger sinks into it or bounces off of it.|
|Avocado Lime Pie. This one is a first for me. I don't think I have seen anything like it and what has been seen cannot be unseen.|
Maybe the other 21 volumes have mouth watering photos.