Vote for Your Favorite Food Mascot
The Oxford University Press is asking readers to vote on their favorite fake culinary icon. The article has some interesting background information on a few of the most well known food mascots.
There is also a great little coffee table book called Meet Mr. Product with an array of product mascots—some well-known, others less so. Many of them are food mascots.
*update: Fanpop lists their top 10 creepiest fast food mascots. That Burger King dude is pretty creepy. He reminds me of one of the puppets in Mr. Rogers neighborhood.
Snappy Mackeral Casserole, Etc.
This series of Weight Watchers Recipe Cards from the 1960s made me laugh out loud. The author does a great job at illustrating how absurd these photos and recipes are. I love this period of cookbook photography with the garish colors, quirky choice of words and hilarious choices of props. I cannot imagine somebody showing up to a potluck these days with "Frankfurter Spectacular" or "Mackerelly." I wonder if anyone ever actually made these recipes and thought they were good.