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Charley Harper’s Cookbook

26 September, 2016

Charley Harper, the mid-century illustrator most famous for his minimalist birds and wildlife, was given an interesting commission early in his career: illustrate Betty Crocker’s Dinner for Two Cookbook. 

The recipes in the cookbook aren’t exactly to be recommended, but the illustrations are delightful. They range from the charming (a lamb dreaming of chefs jumping over a fence, a pioneer woman with a shopping cart in the woods) to the rather creepy (potato ‘eyes’ actually being eyes). Here’s a selection, with more to come.

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  1. Dadork permalink
    27 September, 2016 6:45 am

    Omama’s cookbook?

    • 27 September, 2016 10:05 am

      Nope (although I do have some Hungarian cookbooks of hers). I found it on ebay and gave it to Amy as a gift.


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