Thursday, May 03, 2007

Russian Home For Dinner

What's that you say? Get my ass home right now for some old green things out of a rusty, jagged can, slopped onto a plate with a thick wedge of reformed, yak-fat margarine dumped on the top? I'll be there, like, yesterday!

This is precisely the sort of thing I want for my dinner*. As are these other items taken from a 1952 set of food drawings from the Communist-era government-produced book Tasty & Healthy Eating.

Note to James Martin: hands off.


*It isn't really. I want steak. And wine.

8 comments:

Valentine Suicide said...

mmmmmm Sainsbury's Basics!

Heidi said...

that's what we used to get at school back when Finland was still annexed to Russia. Not kidding.

Native12 said...

Some of the pictures are lovely. Not sure about what went in to some of the products though. Maybe they had to start printing the ingredients on the tins after Glasnost?!

Rob said...

They are beautiful pictures - i love how dark they are - but the food is grim...

Silvana said...

heidi - no way!

BLTP said...

why does it say "fake product corporation of american" on the bottom of the picture

Rob said...

hey btlp
that's just what the blog's called - i don't think it means these aren't real. There was a great collection of movie posters from the 20s and 30s on there too...

spymum said...

The horror...the horror!