Who knew that the Green Giant was a master chef, trained in the art of classic Italian cuisine?
And who knew that creamed corn topped with tomato slices was a culinary masterpiece from Italian cuisine?
And who believed this sort of thing, even in 1961?
I do like the bowl, though. It is striped to evoke the colors of the Italian flag. That must be the secret – whatever you stick in that dish becomes – by association – an Italian Masterpiece.
Just remember – unlike the Green Giant – to hide the can.
[From Life, April 14, 1961.]