Sunday, March 23, 2008

Times Have Changed

Welcome to my first blog entry.

The primary purpose of this blog is to share with others the odd ephemera and etc. I find - mostly in used books.

Below is the inside, front cover of an Italian cookbook from 1967 - Leone's Italian Cookbook by Gene Leone.  The book intro is by none other than Dwight D. Eisenhower.  The book shares the recipes of Leone's Restaurant in New York City.  Apparently it was the Italian restaurant at which to be seen back in the day.  Enrico Caruso was the first customer.

PETA does not approve of this illustration:


Samantha said...

I, for one, cannot imagine what it is to which they object.
/brow furrowed in thought,

tracy said...

DAMN, this makes me proud to be Italian!

Flobonious Jack said...
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I heard about this curious blog from one of your cucinos.

As your uncle I am both stangely impressed and a bit concerned.