At-a-glance Food Values Chart

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A fascinating booklet from 1952 that contains such sensible advice that I wonder how it’s possible that countless food diet books have since been published. Interesting advice includes the following:


Food should be prepared in a happy atmosphere. The person who prepares the family meals exercises a potent though subtle effect on the psychic conditions of her family, be she a good or a bad cook.


The author appears to have then undone all her good work with the following year’s publication entitled “Cakes, scones, biscuits & fancies for afternoon teas”.


From a design point of view, and despite the author’s being female, we still need a male chef character on the cover to reassure us that all is well with the world in 1952.