How many cookbook phases have you lived through?

@sallypup (15645)
Moses Lake, Washington
August 24, 2016 9:35pm CST
If you paw through enough thrift shops you will most likely find yesteryear cookbooks. Long since dead and buried crockpot cookbooks, the art of the hamburger casserole, hippie cookbooks- my favorite. (Carla Emory is the queen of them all and Rodale a serious contender.) I have a little cookbook that is a family heirloom- not my family but a castoff from an unknown bunch of people. I got to know their grandmas and grandpas and uncles through their ethnic recipes. Kind of fun though I feel like I am peeking into somebody's dresser drawers. Do you have any cookbooks devoted to zucchini or how to make gluten or cheese? Tell all!
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@simone10 (22301)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Aug
I think we have a couple of crockpot cookbooks. We still use them from time to time.
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@sallypup (15645)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Aug
@simone10 You'll be the one to lead the pack in the great chili cookoff.
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@simone10 (22301)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Aug
@sallypup Lol...absolutely! I do make a decent pot of chili but my brother's is a lot better.
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@sallypup (15645)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Aug
@simone10 How is his different than yours?
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@Jessicalynnt (47994)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Aug
I got rid of all but the one my parents church made years ago (love some of the recipes in that one) and one old betty crocker
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@sallypup (15645)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Aug
@Jessicalynnt I have a Betty. I wish I could have gotten hold of the 50s Betty that I grew up with. I do have my Grandma's rolling pin.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Aug
@sallypup one of these days they will reprint old versions
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@Rohvannyn (3150)
• United States
25 Aug
I still love Carla Emery. I even have an ebook version of it.
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@sallypup (15645)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Aug
@Rohvannyn Carla for Queen! Even if she has gone on to the great pseudo hippie heaven!
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@Rohvannyn (3150)
• United States
25 Aug
@sallypup Eh, she can do a lot more canning as a spirit!
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@MKAlubs (357)
• United States
27 Aug
I have a Czechoslovakian cookbook in mint condition from the 1960s, back when Czechoslovakia was still a country. Aside from being a unique find, I think the main reason I have that cookbook is because my mother was born in Czechoslovakia. It sits on my shelf of cookbooks as a tribute to her. I looked through the cookbook once and realized that my mother's recipes actually differed significantly from the recipes in the book. I've never tried cooking anything from the recipes in the book but I like having the cookbook on my shelf.
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@sallypup (15645)
• Moses Lake, Washington
27 Aug
@MKAlubs That cookbook intrigues me. Lovely all the way around.
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