I love this retro cookbook! It was written by two nuns who fled war-torn china to Japan where they began teaching cooking lessons in Chinese cuisine. This was first published in the 50's (this copy was printed later in the 60's). What really drew me to this as all of the imaginitive illustrations.
The cow has a bell pepper for a head! Pigs in a Pod! A mushroom beating up on some spinach!! It's not just a chicken, but a pineapple chicken!! Genius!
It's remarkable how colorful it is considering the time that is was published and the printing processes available at the time. AND scanning the recipes, there aren't a lot of references to weird ingredients like say, canned ham (unlike a lot of vintage cookbooks that use Crisco as a main staple). It even gives tips on cooking rice... without a rice cooker. Imagine that. Who knew there was any other way?
sheasy is.... Sheila Dilling. Here I am, writing down my thoughts and using way too much punctuation. A slightly confused but charming gal looks to live life creatively, finish what she starts and get organized at the same time.