Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Dairylea cover

Every once in a while, I misjudge a book by its cover. The outside might have a promising image or design element that leads me to believe that I've found a new treasure. Unfortunately, when I open up these misleading books, there aren't any pictures, or they are drab, uninspired photos. Even though the insides may not live up to their potential, the cover art is still attractive and worthy of admiration. Here's the first book that disappointed me in this way. It's a Dairylea cookbook called Year 'Round Recipes: Of Yesterday and Today, and features, not only the cherubic Miss Dairylea spokescharacter, but also ye olde baker juxtaposed with a homemaker posing beside her modern oven. Unfortunately, I have no idea of the date of publication.

5 comments:

jason67 said...

I've bought many things where the covers looked promising, especially old LP's.

And in the case of old LP's, some of them are really awful once you play them.

Or so scratched, they sound like hell...

Steven Altis said...

I'd be wary of any cookbook sporting a title that sounds like an intestinal disorder!

Curly Wurly said...

Jason: Old LP covers are instant art! You often have to wonder what the artist and/or musician was thinking! You generally don't see the same sort of indulgent eccentricity on album covers anymore.

Steven: Oh no, Dairylea products are completely digestible! It says so in the book, in fact!

jason67 said...

You gotta wonder why they'd have to specify their full digestability...

Curly Wurly said...

You have to admit it's pretty handy to double-check digestibility. It would make food shopping much easier if all digestible foods would say so on their label!