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When food was fun : the impressible joy of gulping, gobbling, slurping, and munching
Ferrer, Linda.
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New York : Artisan, [2004]

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1 volume (unpaged) ; 17 cm
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TR656.5 .F47 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Do you remember a time when ice cream parlors served sundaes with names like The Avalanche, The Kitchen Sink, and Mount St. Helen's? We would order one, or sometimes all three, and eat our fill without guilt. It was a time before we cared about diets, when we ate with wild abandon. As children, we delighted in eating--and more often, overeating! Second helpings were encouraged, manners were oftentimes ignored, and appetites were lustily satisfied. When Food Was Fun celebrates pure indulgence with photographs both warm and whimsical.

A pie-eating contest, that first bite of cotton candy, the perfect hot dog, huge licks of ice cream, feeding frenzies, and table etiquette gone awry. Cherished childhood memories born of our pursuits of the perfect bite. When Food Was Fun captures these moments in classic photographs that span the last sixty years, along with lively quotes about love, friendship, and food. Collectively, these joyful pages tell a story, evoke laughter, bring comfort, and remind us to indulge every now and then.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This photographic ode to youthful indulgence features archival shots of children, many with curly cues and play-tossled hair, delighting in culinary fun. Amidst a rainbow of candy-colored backdrops, kids scarf down ice cream and cake, licking the sticky sweetness from their grubby fingers. Goo-smeared pudgy faces gorge on watermelon or treat stuffed animals and family pets to tea and cookies. Irreverent bits of food wisdom from Oscar Wilde to Saint Francis of Assisi (?I am not a glutton?I am an explorer of food,? quips Erma Bombeck) and fun facts (?In ancient Rome, chefs whose dishes proved unsatisfactory were publicly spanked!?) accompany this light-hearted romp through childhood?s gastronomic delights. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.