Friday, June 22, 2007

Summertime Simplicity for 2 or 4 or 6

Today's set of Mary Lee Taylor cookbooks include the classics 30 Ideas for Better Food and Summertime Recipes (both for 2 or 4 or 6, of course). They are dated June - July and July - August, respectively.

Front cover of 30 Ideas for Better Food for 2 or 4 or 6 - The first time Mary Lee Taylor has quantified the recipes in the title of a book.

Another picture from the pie scrapbook, this is the Coconut Custard (as part of the Not Much Fuss But Oh! What Food! menu).

This Chocolate Peppermint Dessert reminds me of a medieval cathedral. Note the cakey spires and the peppermint frieze.

The shiniest Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce you'll ever see!

Front cover of Summertime Recipes for 2 or 4 or 6 - This dish of Snowball Puddings might be wishful thinking during the days of interminable heat and humidity.

Ribbon Salad - The ideal union between hard cooked egg and tomato aspic! The menu promises nourishment, but it doesn't mention if the salad is as refreshing as it looks.

Chocolate Ice Cream on an eye-catching turquoise background.

And, finally, this is the Summer Casserole. The cheesy toast points on the top do give it a sunny appearance, but I can't believe that this is the meal that is described as 'refreshing'!

Come back soon for MLT books!


Heather said...

Fascinating! I love reviewing cookbooks, but have not spent much time with the older classics. It would be interesting to get my hands on a bunch and do a bit of a retrospective.