James Lileks is an interesting guy. He writes, frequently of mid-century culture. We have three of his books: The Gallery of Regrettable Food, Mommy Knows Worst, and Interior Desecrations. I still can't look through any of them without suffering some bizarre mixture of horror and laughter.
Take a browse through his tour of a Knudsen recipe book. Start here, then use the "Next" button to page through the book. The food images are too ghoulish to show here, even as thumbnail. Lileks' narrative is sublime.