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Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Funnies: Breakfast in Bed

One of my favorite 1950s cookbooks isn't meant for me at all. The Wolf in Chef's Clothing and it's second printing The New Wolf in Chef's Clothing are written for men by Robert H. Loeb, Jr and illustrated by Jim Newhall. It's "the picture cook and drink book for men." Why do I love this cookbook? It's the fabled rule book every guy has on how to catch and keep a girl.

The guidebook starts with the quintessential first meal, breakfast, specifically, breakfast for two.

"If you want to rise and shine -- Make her breakfast.
If your conscience is bad -- Make her breakfast.
If her conscience is bad -- Make her breakfast.
If you want to breakfast her -- Read on"

On page 30, Jim even illustrates the proper tray setting to "make a queen eat out of your hand:"

While pregnant I've enjoyed many a meal brought to me on a tray; it's definitely a treat.

Bon Apetit!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for Recipes for the Good Life.

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