How many cookbook phases have you lived through?
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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• United States
27 Aug 16
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.