Dishes Men Like
I’ve been going through my mother-in-law’s cookbooks, and stumbled upon this booklet called Dishes Men Like published by Lea & Perrin’s in 1952.
Here is an excerpt:
“Encourage him! You are lucky indeed, even though you find yourself only a fetch-and-carry handmaiden while his genius glows. But men are wise, not one in a thousand really wants to take over the job. They usually have a few specialties to produce on occasion and leave the rest of the cooking to us.
So what do we do? It goes without saying that most women choose dishes men like. And men have quite a few likes and dislikes about food.
For instance, they like Lea & Perrin’s, the Original Worcestershire Sauce. That is not just hearsay or one woman’s opinion. So – to please a man- what easier way than to season his food at home the way he likes it!”
Had I only known when I was a young bride, that all I had to do to please Eric, was to douse his food with Lea & Perrin’s!
Here is a strange recipe from the book for Deviled Crackers.
Enough for 40 Saltines
½ cup butter
1 tsp Lea & Perrin’s Worcestershire Sauce
Cream butter with Worcestershire, spread on saltines, sprinkle lightly with paprika, heat on a cake rack in the oven at
350˚ for 5 minutes.