Jarjar Binks on a platter (pictures) - old cook book treasure trove

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RomComPhooey Sun 03-Jan-16 14:02:29

Was leafing through a 60's cookbook with DS2 and DH when DH shouted "it's Jarjar Binks on a platter!" It's actually dressed saddle of mutton, but it could just as easily be flayed Jarjar. Pics courtesy of Ambrose Heath's 'Meat'. The whole damn book is revolting (veal sweetbread salad, anyone?) but useful when you stumble across bargain cuts you have no idea how to prepare. It's the kind of cookbook which leaves you well set for the zombie apocalypse or an extraterrestrial invasion, when you may have to get creative with offal or the bits we tend to put in petfood in these times of plenty.

Anyone else have similar treasure on their bookshelves?

TaliZorah Sun 03-Jan-16 14:04:12

That's definitely Jar Jar Binks

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Sun 03-Jan-16 14:06:43

That is just fabulous grin

Gruach Sun 03-Jan-16 14:14:45

My DM had a Good Housekeeping volume from (I think) the late 1950s. It was the best cookbook ever, so much helpful tangential advice. And I was brought up on that shop carefully, waste nothing ethos. Naturally she lent it to me sometime in the late 70s/early 80s. Naturally I lost it. I still feel ashamed.

It's interesting that you mention the zombie apocalypse. Partly because of the coming antibiotic crisis, partly because of the preppers' threads I have lately been urging my extended family to reacquaint themselves with the first aid / bedside care skills we all grew up with, rather than waiting for illness to strike and then flapping about hoping for rescue.

RomComPhooey Sun 03-Jan-16 18:08:31

Interesting Gruach. I think we've lost a lot of common sense skills and knowledge over the last 30-40 years & need to work on getting some of it back. People (and I include myself here in some respects) don't know how to do basic maintenance, repairs, cooking, sewing etc. It's difficult, though, if you both work and have kids - there isn't much time for building those skills and the knowledgeable generations who could 'induct' the younger ones are starting to die off.

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