Jet Age Cooking


Auto Universum fans can now enjoy the tasty delights of AU’s most celebrated decade with the publication of Jet Age Cooking for the Bachelor Gourmet. Pour a Manhattan to savour while you create Steak Diane, Spaghetti Maria Grazia, Filet of Beef à la TWA and other classic Jet Age cuisine.

A multi-touch, multimedia eBook for iPhone and iPad, Jet Age Cooking displays measurements and temperatures in all popular international formats. Each recipe is accompanied by a lavish photograph of the finished dish, accented with period-correct tableware and accessories.

An investment in the art of living, Jet Age Cooking is ideal for the man about town who cooks more for pleasure than necessity. Recipes are specifically scaled for a solo serving, easily doubled for preparing that special dinner à deux. It is tightly focused on a selection of international favorites that were staples of upscale restaurants in the 1960s.

The decade was an auspicious era not just for automobiles but for fine dining as well. The burgeoning popularity of jet travel allowed first hand exposure to an array of culinary cultures without the time investment of a lengthy ocean voyage. Health considerations took a distant backseat to flavor, extravagance and spectacle.

Celebrating the culinary indulgence of this epoch, Jet Age Cooking is a compilation of recipes carefully curated for lush, hearty flavor as well as easy of preparation and cleanup. None of the preparations require the use of a blender or food processor; most require little more than a pan, knife and spoon, rendering them eminently suitable for preparation not only in the gourmet kitchen of your château, but in the galley of your boat or the kitchenette of your pied-à-terre.

Below is Filet of Beef à la TWA from the 1968 menu of Trans World Airlines’ first-class Foreign Accent Service.


And here is Veal Milanese Four Seasons. This simple sautéed cutlet clothed in breadcrumbs, lemon zest and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese was a favorite among Manhattan’s movers and shakers at the Grill Room of the Four Seasons restaurant in the early ’60s.


For those willing to sink their teeth more deeply into the era of elegance and swank, Jet Age Cooking includes a list of complementary music recommendations featuring classic staples by Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro, Dave Brubeck, Sérgio Mendez and others.

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Available worldwide at the Apple Book Store. Tap or click the above icon on your iPad, iPhone, MacBook or iMac


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