In this 1953 ad, Ozzie Nelson, an icon of mid-20th century fatherhood, shows off not only his sartorial sense [helmeted son Ricky apparently takes after his betoqued dad], but his culinary prowess, as well. Check out those doughnuts, piping hot from the range-top deep-fryer. I think ol' Oz will have to spend quite a while at the stove; to feed those growing boys and Harriet, he'll need to cook up at least a dozen.
This weekend, to dads everywhere: Thanks, and happy Father's Day.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.