Sixties TV chef David Wade -- "The Hollywood Gourmet" -- wore a daft ascot and sports coat and cooked godawful food and talked with all the high-falutin' cluelessnes of a Tea Party parody of John Kerrey.
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Sometimes, he even wrangled celebrities to appear on his syndicated show, which brings us to the remarkable discovery documented in this week's Studies in Crap post on our Style Council blog: a '68 Wade cookbook with alarming recipes from Gregory Peck, Jerry Lewis, and 'ol Moses himself, Charlton Heston.
Click on through, and you'll bear witness to Heston's Cheese Tuna Puff, taste-tested and everything. You'll also be treated to Wade's wildly grandiose language. Of his recipe "Doves Epicurean":
"A dove dinner, cooked to a hunting man's epicurean taste, is a gourmet food concerto. After the partaking of these fine-feathered birds done to such intoxicating perfection, the sportsman can say with the epicure, 'Fate cannot harm me, for I have dined today.'"
Heaps more of the same await you over on Studies in Crap!