The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Dec 10, 2010

Package Deal

On Aug 17, 1962, Life magazine's Life Guide section had a brief note of the continuation of a fad for 'package-deal' music albums.

MUSIC TO CHOKE ON. Furthering the fad for package-deal albums, the four-volume Sounds and Tastes of Foreign Lands series encloses a cookbook with each long-play record, providing both music and recipes for four kinds of exotic eating: French, Italian, Jewish or Oriental. You can savor onion soup à la Française with La Mer playing softly in the background, try Chinese sweet and sour fish to the accompaniment of a bamboo flute, fix Jennie Grossinger's roast goose and cabbage during a medley of Yiddish waltzes and wash it all down with Italian zabaglione and espresso to the tune of a mandolin. (Music Minus One)


km said...

Feanor, please stop this madness. Every time I visit your blog, I'm planning for my next meal.

/those print ads from the 1960s are something else.

//Marilyn. FTW.

Fëanor said...

I figured that I should not be the only one watching his paunch expand, and so, generously, I share the goodies. You're welcome!

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