This book is probably not based per se on actual foreign food, but the idea of foreign food. In 1963, traveling overseas was the exception rather than the norm. I'm not going to bash 1963 too much. That was the year JFK was assassinated and there was a lot going on during the 1960s.
I will, however, have fun with the food. It's fair game.
|Better Homes and Gardens Meals With a Foreign Flair 1963|
|Maybe in 1963, one could use a cookbook as a passport.|
|Lots going on here. Celery sticks, a spread of Herring Salad, liver pate with chunks of aspic. All of it is protected by a trio of egg penguins. The eggs didn't ask to be turned into penguins. They were perfectly content not being reanimated.|
|A sparse and sadly decorated Edible Arrangement. I bet this doesn't cost a fortune. Who doesn't like hundred dollar cantaloupe or strawberries?|
|That about sums up the description for the parrot.|
|Because if you don't have a statue of what the meat is, nobody is going to know what they are eating. They might get it confused with a pigeon or something. Good thing they have a wicker rooster to guide them.|
|I don't need an abacus to count the ways that this looks inedible. It looks red, shiny, and chunky.|
|Food-borne illness prevention is apparently not a priority. In keeping with my usual snark, I have a lot of words for this picture.|
|Kringle. If there is anything I miss about living in Wisconsin, it's stuffing my face with Kringle. That soldier looks like it wants to maniacally use its sword to chop anything and everything.|
|This German Cherry Torte would almost look good if it didn't look like an anthill.|
|I'm pretty sure that I won't think I am in Stockholm when I taste those delightful pancakes. I don't quite have an authentic comparison, but I'm pretty sure I won't think I am teleported to Sweden. Just saying.|
That was full of flair. Foreign flair. I feel like I just hopped all over the globe, back again, and didn't even get a magnet.