Teen Time Cooking

Submitted by Nessa March 29th, 2010
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The illustrations in this promotional cookbook are really too adorable. It’s basically “how to be popular via giving them food.” They might not love you for you, but they’ll totally love you for your cookies made with Carnation.

The back cover, I guess she got rid of one of the guys and now is going to make him do the cooking.

Obviously, nobody wants to stay at home and read a book! I especially love how the layout of the text layout makes it look like “one of them just may have a brother or a cousin who’s dying.” Personally, if that’s my only choice I think I might rather stay home with my book.

5 Responses to “Teen Time Cooking”

  1. Allee Willis

    Just what every teenage girl in that era wanted to do, be forced into cooking for the frat boys. (Unfortunately, this was true.)

    The second photo of our teenage hostess trying the apron on her friend in the matching sweater and slacks and slip-on loafers says much more about his future than hers.

    I love that the book suggests that the cure to loneliness is getting the girls together and cooking Carnation treats for the “guys”.

    I actually always liked the taste of Carnation and never needed a man to tell me so.

    • Nessa

      Haha, I have kind of a thing for old “teen-themed” stuff from this era. I have a lot of health and home economics textbooks from around then just because the information and illustrations contained within are often so laughable by today’s standards. I wish I knew who the illustrator was because the style looks really familiar to me but I can’t place it.