Colin, we just found a book, called expected and unexpected guests, which is the epitome of the terrible, terrifying Dutch cuisine of the late fifties, early sixties. I don't know what is worse in this book, the color images or the recipes. Perhaps I should mail you some. I don't think my readers will tolerate yet another 'tasteless food' spree.
Mrs Deane, some more bad Dutch food pictures and recipes would be wonderful.Omar Sharif said in the paper yesterday that when he was 11 and living in Cairo, he put on so much weight his mother thought, "where can I send him to lose weight? Which country has the worst food?" The answer was England, and a year later Sharif was a skinny 12-year-old speaking perfect English. If his mother had known about your cuisine, he would have been a 12-year-old speaking perfect Dutch.
Colin,I just saw your request. I didn't know you were bent on having your kids lose more weight by looking at disgusting stuff you prepare for them, but when we have time (it's hellishly busy right now) I'll make some more scans and send them to you. It's on my list!
Thanks for the kind offer, Mrs D,. but Life is too busy for you to send more of those recipes - I love the pictures though. I wonder if they were made large format like the john hinde pix - that would look great, but I doubt it somehow.
I think there's a good chance they were shot on large format in a studio setting. That was pretty much the custom way to do it in the seventies, no? Also, the images might have been used for several other purposes, like for the advertising market. The images in the other book (which you haven't seen yet) are certainly shot with an LF camera, judging from the perspective correction only obtainable with camera movements.
Do you know where the original negatives are, or is that asking too much? I'd love one of those on my wall. They're just great.
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