Monday, September 14, 2009

Camp Soup: Not At Camp. And Not Soup.

This little cooking secret is from a book called (not surprisingly) Cooking Secrets (1934) It was written by Anna Lee Scott, a 1930s and 40s Canadian Betty Crocker.

Please note the following:

- It isn't served at a camp or even a "camp." If we are camping we do not use the blue and white china.

-And if we are not at a campsite, why pretend? Surely not for the grand cuisine.

-And it is not soup. It is canned vegetables lurking under toasted bread cubes.

-Finally, thanks for the tip about serving the Not-at-Camp Un-Soup "very hot." Although at this point, I do not think that this will help much.

9 comments:

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Now some ad man most likely had to lose his job over this ad.

It simply is confusing and doesn't make much sense.

I have never heard of this either Lidian! You are the best at finding goodies for us!!
Jackie:-)

Lidian said...

Shinade - Thank you, that is a lovely way to put it; I like finding retro goodies to share! :)

More to come...

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Ewww...glad my mom never found that recipe when we were growing up! Although...it does look suspiciously familiar....

Lidian said...

Alterity - I think Anna Lee was having an off day there.

grace said...

Hahaha. I wonder why it's called the way its called.

Lidian said...

grace - Maybe Anna Lee made this when she was camping?

P.L. Frederick said...

In my three-story tent I do not serve cubed bread unless it is accompanied by fine bone china.

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

Lidian said...

P.L. - That always makes things more delicious :)

Marcheline said...

Things like this make me verrrrry suspicious of the whole "Suzy homemaker" image they always portrayed for housewives of that time. As if they slaved over hot stoves making homemade food for their families.

According to most of these food ads, all they did was dump cans of disgusting crud into a pot and cover it up with bread cubes or cheese soup... so what were they doing with all that secret free time when they were supposed to be cooking? (See ads for cheap wine and massaging head vibrator.)