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Confessions of a counterfeit cook
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated April 25, 1961 reads "Lemon juice. Helps the chicken." The article partially reads "It took me several years to learn that I wasn't a very good cook. I started at once on what turned out to be a year-long campaign to earn my first compliment for cooking. It was a sometimes-bitter, ofttimes-frustrating battle, but I can now smugly report that quite frequently my guests are heard to remark that 'Dinner was delicious!' Here's the biggest secret of my success: I cheat. (This is done by taking advantage of the many new cooking aids which can be purchased in a can, bottle or frozen-food box and served as though you had spent hours at a stove brewing sauces or other things which are much too complicated for those of us with limited culinary talents.)" Valley Times editor Ade Banks, in a series of articles with photos, describes products that help make meals easier to prepare.; See images #00136817 through #00136830 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Sunkist Growers, Inc
Lemon juice--California--San Fernando Valley
Glass containers--California--San Fernando Valley
Processed foods--California--San Fernando Valley
Labels--California--San Fernando Valley
Food industry and trade--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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