You may remember that I've been collecting Jell-O cookbooks since I found a copy of "The Joys of Jello" at my grandmother's house when I was sixteen. Although I've never been a big fan of gelatin as an edible, it's brilliant colors and shine have inspired me for years. In fact, my very first greeting card designs were a series of gelatin desserts (below).
I have cookbooks from a variety of gelatin companies, but the Jell-O brand books are my favorites. Because the Jell-O company produced so many promotional cookbooks over the years, it is surprisingly difficult to collect them all, but I am lucky enough to have ones spanning most of the 20th Century. Here are a few covers from my collection. I will post some lovely and lurid interior photos tomorrow.