I decided to pick my "newest" addition to my "old cook book collection; it was a gift from my Mother-in-law. It was her Mother's cookbook so it's something I will cherish always. It's seen a LOT of use and is "battle" worn but that just adds to the "old gals" character.
I've actually posted about this before when I talked about pickled peaches; this was before I knew I was going to get to keep this gem.
Something I really love about the old cookbooks are the advertisements. They are so much fun to read. This little cookbook has one at the front and one at the back...
|"Just look at that pan SHINE!"|
I can almost see this housewife "speeding" around her house in her dress and half apron; wearing bright red lipstick.
This copy of Rumford Complete Cook Book has a copyright of 1948 and it's FIRST edition came out in 1908 - that is the year my Grandma was born.
|"Who would have thunk potatoes have problems?"|
And it also contains a Weights and Measurements chart that beats ANYTHING in today's cookbooks..
Now just for fun I will flip through and list some of the recipe titles - let me know if you'd like me to share any of them with you here.
1. New York Clam Chowder
2. Planked Whitefish
4. Fig Puffs
5. Maple Sauce
and 6. Pecan Sticks.
I hope some find this enjoyable. Next week I pull another treasure from my shelves... yes that is plural.