Flaming Lettuce And Olive Sandwiches: LIFE Picture Cook Book 1958

The Life Picture Cookbook 1958 – Some of it is quite beautiful…. –  was Life magazine’s response to the wildly popular Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook (1950). And it was bigger than Betty’s ring-bound home help – 14-inches tall – and more lavishly illustrated. If Betty was all about tips and domestic bliss, the Life Picture Cookbook was about aspiration and extravagance. Now, who fancies the flaming lettuce?

 

The Best of France Champagne, anyone? 1958 Life Picture Cookbook

The Best of France. Champagne, anyone?

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They Are Prawns... But not as we know them...New Orleans, 1958 Life Picture Cookbook

They Are Prawns… But not as we know them…New Orleans.

The Life Picture Cookbook 1958

Scandia Restaurant, 1958 Hollywood, California cookbook

Scandia Restaurant, 1958. Hollywood, CA

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Trader Vic's, 1958 The San Francisco Tiki icon Life Picture Cookbook

Trader Vic’s, 1958. The San Francisco Tiki icon Life Picture Cookbook

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Stallmastaregarden Restaurant, Stockholm, 1958... And now I know the true meaning of "Stockholm Syndrome". Life Picture Cookbook

Stallmastaregarden Restaurant, Stockholm, 1958…
And now I know the true meaning of “Stockholm Syndrome”. Life Picture Cookbook

Don't Know How Much They Paid This Guy.... But it just wasn't enough! Pump Room Restaurant, Chicago c.1958 Life Picture Cookbook

Don’t Know How Much They Paid This Guy….. But it just wasn’t enough! Pump Room Restaurant, Chicago c.1958 Life Picture Cookbook

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La Cremaillere-a-la-Campagne Restaurant, Banksville New York Chef Antoine Gilly and his hilarously overblown food.... Life Picture Cookbook

La Cremaillere-a-la-Campagne Restaurant, Banksville New YorkChef Antoine Gilly and his hilarously overblown food…. Life Picture Cookbook

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Perino's Of Los Angeles, 1958 Alex Perino shows his wares. Life Picture Cookbook

Perino’s Of Los Angeles, 1958
Alex Perino shows his wares. Life Picture Cookbook

 

Architect Quincy Jones Barbeques Steak In The Living Room Of His Self-Designed House, 1958

Architect Quincy Jones Barbeques Steak In The Living Room Of His Self-Designed House, 1958

The Life Picture Cookbook 1958

Imperial House Restaurant, Chicago It's Chicken Kiev with asparagus! 1958 Life Picture Cookbook

Imperial House Restaurant, Chicago
It’s Chicken Kiev with asparagus! 1958 Life Picture Cookbook

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Waiting For Don Draper. Life Picture Cook Book, 1958

Waiting For Don Draper.
Life Picture Cook Book, 1958

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Sara Lee Vs Jenni Craig... The early days. Life Picture Cook Book, 1958

Sara Lee Vs Jenni Craig…
The early days. Life Picture Cook Book, 1958

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Moss Hart And Kitty Carlise Entertain...

Moss Hart And Kitty Carlise Entertain…

The Life Picture Cookbook 1958

Amelio's Of San Francisco 1958, Life Picture Cookbook

Amelio’s Of San Francisco
1958, Life Picture Cookbook

Easter The Life Picture Cookbook 1958

 

Photos and captions by Glen H. Sparky.