Pre-dehydrated food processor? Non-functional sinks installed purely for style? A streamlined... baby? When it comes to midcentury visions of tomorrow, sometimes it's hard to tell the spoofs from the earnest predictions. But what's even more interesting is why the parodies popped up in the first place.
In 1943, Life ran a story about the Kitchen of Tomorrow exhibit presented in Toledo, Ohio. In retrospect, they may have gotten it wrong.
The kitchen of the year 2000 is the subject of this crazy little film from 1957, produced in connection with the "Paris Exhibition of the Future." Shopping channels and microwave ovens make an appearance, as do pop-up cutlery and dish racks, a glass refrigerator, and an automatic recipe station that runs on IBM…