Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tomato tutus

I didn't really expect to see synchronized swimming when I opened Craig Claiborne's The New York Times International Cook Book from 1971. There it was, though: the group posed to make a circle, the matching (and kind of ridiculous) outfits:

I don't think the lemon at the feet is traditional, but most of my knowledge of synchronized swimming comes from an episode of Bob's Burgers and an old SNL skit.

So who are these poor swimmers?

Yes, they're frogs, and to make their humiliation complete, they are forced to wear tiny tutus of tomato sauce and parsley.

As funny looking as picture is, I'd rather laugh at frogs for making ridiculous noises when I walk by a pond.

1 comment:

  1. This meal reminds me, in a way, of the beautiful girls from the Ziegfeld Follies.

    I'm going to have to drag my Craig Claiborne book out.

    Thanks for sharing, Poppy...