Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Day 2 of Ms. Prune Whip's Trip: American Smorgasbord

(While Amy is away, we’re following Ms. Prune Whip’s trip to the cookbook room at Jane Addams Book Shop in Champaign, Illinois, through her field notes and photographs.)

Expedition, Day 2: Ecstatic! While admiring breadth and depth of collection, found The Golden Fluffo Cookbook. Regaled photographer with imitation of Mike Wallace in Golden Fluffo television commercial. However, not sure Fluffo was in tune with 1950s teens. Description of smorgasbord table for teen party reads: “A centerpiece of amusing papier-mache horses, feather dusters, and paper pinwheels is part of the overall merriment.” Merry feather dusters are at far left in photo.

(Molly’s note: Ms. Prune Whip does an uncanny Mike Wallace. You can watch the commercial here to judge for yourself:

Tomorrow – Expedition, Day 3: More pictures and a recipe Ms. Prune Whip insisted on sharing.

Thanks to Don and Susan Elmore, owners of Jane Addams, for allowing me to photograph and post pictures from their shop. You can find Jane Addams on the web at www.janeaddamsbooks.com, or in person at 208 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820. You can follow Jane Addams on Facebook: Jane Addams Bookshop or Twitter: @janeaddamsbooks. Phone is 217-356-2555. Email is info@jandeaddamsbooks.com

(Four photos attached:
American Smorgasbord
Northwest corner in Jane Addams’ cookbook room
North Wall in Jane Addams’ cookbook room
Looking South in Jane Addams’ cookbook room)

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