Perfect Recipe for this Beautiful Day

August 5, 2015


Peach Upside Down Cake




This is from this September 1974 issue of Gourmet.  Please not that this cover dates from a time when the magazine had no thoughts of newsstand sales, and was confident that its readers did not need to be persuaded to open the magazine.  (The doors belong to the Beau-Rivage Hotel in Lausanne; inside Joseph Wechsberg "details the delights of this splendid hotel on Lake Geneva's shore.")


And here, for your further entertainment, is my favorite ad from the issue:


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  • Jan J. says:

    Mmmmm! That looks yummy! I love vintage magazines. When I go to the flea market or antique mall I spend time looking at the ads. My 18-year-old daughter gets hot under the collar when she sees how women were portrayed in the older magazines – one was getting spanked because her man’s coffee was not satisfactory!