Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kitchen Kitsch

In honor of last weekend's premiere of everyone's favorite mid-century series, Mad Men, I had to post these fantastic menus of yesteryear from the Mad Men era (and before).

Cool Culinaria was yet another discovery in my search for new online art sources. Their collection of historic menus is excellent, and always growing. Their giclee prints are very affordable and include not only the menu cover, but a copy of the inside spread, so you can browse all of the retro offerings (lots of fizzes and flips).

In addition to the great period artwork, their website offers insight into the history of the restaurants including famous dishes. The Martin Bros. menu above is from the restaurant that invented the po'boy. How about that for your kitchen?