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494 clicks; posted to Food » on 06 Oct 2022 at 4:05 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-06 5:12:13 PM  
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2022-10-06 5:25:42 PM  
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2022-10-06 5:31:00 PM  
It's not the cover, but the interior illustrations in this 1950s cookbook are pretty great.

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2022-10-06 5:33:51 PM  
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2022-10-06 5:36:38 PM  
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2022-10-06 5:37:03 PM  
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My mom still has this one, passed down to her from my great-grandmother.  Nearly every page has some sort of food stain on it, as well as some penciled-in notes here and there.

It should be titled "A Way to Kill a Man's Heart" since most of the recipes call for buckets of lard, etc.
 
2022-10-06 5:43:02 PM  
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2022-10-06 5:57:31 PM  

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"I've had four glasses of champagne and I'm still cold."
 
2022-10-06 6:10:05 PM  
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2022-10-06 6:10:11 PM  
Can't believe it hasn't been posted yet.

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2022-10-06 6:28:12 PM  
I know mom passed some of her old cookbooks to me that she'd had since the 70s.  I'll never forget her big red Betty Crocker cookbook, I just can't remember which one it was between these two.

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One thing's for sure, next time I get out to dad's, I need to borrow her old index card recipe box.  There's a lot of things she used to make that I miss and will never get to have again unless I make it myself.

I get in trouble at the library sales and bookstore clearance sales sometimes.  I'm a sucker for old books anyway, but some of those old cookbooks and reprints are practically time machines.
 
2022-10-06 6:31:36 PM  

IdentInvalid: I know mom passed some of her old cookbooks to me that she'd had since the 70s.  I'll never forget her big red Betty Crocker cookbook, I just can't remember which one it was between these two.

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One thing's for sure, next time I get out to dad's, I need to borrow her old index card recipe box.  There's a lot of things she used to make that I miss and will never get to have again unless I make it myself.

I get in trouble at the library sales and bookstore clearance sales sometimes.  I'm a sucker for old books anyway, but some of those old cookbooks and reprints are practically time machines.


I learned how to cook from my mom's copy of the top one. Then in my 20s, I found the same edition at a garage sale and snatched it up so I'd have my own.
 
2022-10-06 7:08:26 PM  
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Many of my favorite early childhood memories involve that book and the good things mom and my sisters made with it.
 
2022-10-06 7:10:30 PM  
Grandmother had this, in loose-leaf binder form.

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2022-10-06 7:15:04 PM  
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Those aren't raisins.....
 
2022-10-06 7:15:42 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Grandmother had this, in loose-leaf binder form.

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My Mom had that one.
 
2022-10-06 7:20:44 PM  

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My mom still has this one, passed down to her from my great-grandmother.  Nearly every page has some sort of food stain on it, as well as some penciled-in notes here and there.

It should be titled "A Way to Kill a Man's Heart" since most of the recipes call for buckets of lard, etc.


My wife has this one, it's being held together with duct tape.
 
2022-10-06 7:29:33 PM  

IdentInvalid: I know mom passed some of her old cookbooks to me that she'd had since the 70s.  I'll never forget her big red Betty Crocker cookbook, I just can't remember which one it was between these two.

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One thing's for sure, next time I get out to dad's, I need to borrow her old index card recipe box.  There's a lot of things she used to make that I miss and will never get to have again unless I make it myself.

I get in trouble at the library sales and bookstore clearance sales sometimes.  I'm a sucker for old books anyway, but some of those old cookbooks and reprints are practically time machines.


I have the upper edition of that, and I love it. Also a gift from my mom.
 
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Buddy of mine used to have Manifold Destiny. Fantastic.
 
2022-10-06 9:00:40 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Grandmother had this, in loose-leaf binder form.

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Omg!  That's the one with the "Ice Cream Cookies" recipe.

I used to loooove the raw dough from that one.  It's a miracle I never got salmonella.
 
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2022-10-07 10:14:38 AM  

IdentInvalid: I get in trouble at the library sales and bookstore clearance sales sometimes.  I'm a sucker for old books anyway, but some of those old cookbooks and reprints are practically time machines.


I don't know what you're talking about

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/also has stacks of books that don't fit
//and the time life and many of the community cookbooks are boxed up
///had to set a limit of $10/book after a particularly expensive day in New Orleans
 
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2022-10-07 12:29:49 PM  

aimtastic: Can't believe it hasn't been posted yet.

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I still don't know if that's for real.
 
2022-10-07 1:09:07 PM  
many years ago, there was a food network show called Yan Can Cook.
/he had an episode called 50 ways to wok your dog.
// was equally horrified and laughing.
///sorry
////happy halloween.
 
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2022-10-07 3:44:03 PM  

goodluckwiththat: many years ago, there was a food network show called Yan Can Cook.
/he had an episode called 50 ways to wok your dog.
// was equally horrified and laughing.
///sorry
////happy halloween.


If Yan can do it, you can too!

/loved me some Yan
 
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I've gone to a few cookouts where everyone made something from that book. It was fun.I made the candied kale.
 
2022-10-07 6:13:33 PM  
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2022-10-07 7:23:49 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Grandmother had this, in loose-leaf binder form.

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Ahem

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Copyright dates from left to right:

1977
1953, 1962
1975 (25th printing) Copyright 1965
 
2022-10-07 8:10:34 PM  
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/not my pic but two of the books we have
//old menus are fun too!
 
2022-10-07 10:08:22 PM  
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i'll bet this headline did NOT make you think that sylvia adored cooking for dinner parties.

"She loved to eat and cooked maniacally for dinner parties. In The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, she calls the author of the cookbook The Joy of Cooking, "my blessed Rombauer," and reads the book "like a rare novel," full of "delectable recipes ... with all the right touches of seasoning."

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/01/05/cooking-sylvia-plath/

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i'll bet this headline did NOT make you think that sylvia adored cooking for dinner parties.

"She loved to eat and cooked maniacally for dinner parties. In The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, she calls the author of the cookbook The Joy of Cooking, "my blessed Rombauer," and reads the book "like a rare novel," full of "delectable recipes ... with all the right touches of seasoning."

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/01/05/cooking-sylvia-plath/

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It makes her method of suicide a lot more obvious, at least.
 
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