Vintage Cookbooks ~ Delicious (?) Morsels From Long Ago

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today I’d like to show you a few treasures from my vintage cookbook collection…and the (sometimes) oddball recipes inside. πŸ€“

Here are some of the beautiful books from days gone, and now not forgotten! πŸ₯°

This gem here is the oldest one in the collection. It was printed in 1922. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 100 years old. 🀩

This is where I found one of the weirder recipes.
The mayo and powdered sugar combination is not something I’d ever wanna try. πŸ₯΄


This lovely book was printed in 1938, and holds more deliciousness πŸ˜…

I don’t know who thought that this is ‘Perfection’…but I draw the line at veggies & Lemon Jello! Won’t you?πŸ˜‹


What’s with the eggs? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ


I love everything about these books that allow us a glimpse into the life of people that came before us.
Like the random items used as bookmarks and notepads…


Old advertising…

And of course the wonderful signs of recipes well used…

Beautiful illustrations…

Handwritten Recipe improvements… πŸ˜ƒ

Do you have old cookbooks? Maybe even hand-me-downs? Oh how I wish I still had one or two of my Mom’s cookbooks. 😊

Did you ever find a recipe that was popular way back when, but today we wouldn’t dare to serve today? πŸ™ƒ

I’m looking forward to your input! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ’•


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yarnandpencil
    Jun 16, 2020 @ 14:36:41

    I love old cookbooks too and have a couple that I’ve found second hand book shops. They are put away at the moment but I’ll try and hunt them out tomorrow and tell you their titles xxx

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  2. yarnandpencil
    Jun 18, 2020 @ 14:43:55

    Sorry Tina, I keep forgetting but I will find them soon xxx

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  3. yarnandpencil
    Jun 20, 2020 @ 06:00:34

    The younger book was printed in 1962 and is called Radiation New World Cookery Book. It was for use with the Regulo New World Gas Cookers.

    The second was published in 1902. It’s titled Sweetmeat-Making At Home by Mrs. M. E. Rattray. It has colour illustrations! Published by Pearson of London.

    Tracey xxx 🌷🌺🌼



  4. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen
    Nov 11, 2020 @ 15:15:26

    Love these old books. They are a fascinating way to look at life and culture from earlier times.



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