Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scary images from "a completely new guide to Gel-Cookery"

Gelatin molds, for some inexplicable reason1, have remained one of the running themes of Papergreat over the years.2

Today, I'm featuring some questionable images from 1962's Knox On-Camera Recipes, a staplebound book that bills itself as "a completely new guide to Gel-Cookery," as if that's something to aspire to. (Knox is still around today — it's a brand of NBTY (formerly Nature's Bounty) — and you can read about its history here.)

So, with Halloween just around the corner, here are some hellish images and suggestions from the world of gelatin molds. As always, I am NOT providing any of these actual recipes. That would just be too dangerous to the general public.

Green Salad Mold
"A new and deliciously different twist for a popular stand-by — green salad is molded for added pleasure."

Molded Avocado and Tuna
"A dreamy two-layered main dish salad with great eye appeal plus a divine combination of flavors."

Deviled Egg Mold
"Eggs take on airs and the result teams up wonderfully well with sliced cold meats or poultry."

Cottage Cheese and Kidney Bean Salad
"Hearty enough for a luncheon main dish, this salad has a tempting combination of flavors everyone will enjoy."

Gelatin molds were just one part of the Halloween Countdown that was held here two Octobers ago. If you're on the lookout for more odd and creepy ephemera3, here's a recap of that series:

1. Me.
2. Here, for those brave enough, are the links to Papergreat's past gelatin coverage:
3. And I honestly have no idea why you would be.

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