Okay, I confess, the main thing this page has going for it is that it's hilarious. If you remember green Jell-O with raw veggies and mayo folded in, or ham loaves coated with off-white goo, the recipes will bring back that old nostalgia.
21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Recipes
But the illustrations are relevant to photography. They look like reproductions from ads and articles in women's magazines or the Home/Family sections of newspapers from mostly the 1950s. The standard way of photographing food then seems to have included uniform lighting and a large depth of field. Nowadays it's the opposite. Light comes from one direction, and fields are sliced thinner than prosciutto.