Time for another look at my cookbooks!
My grandmother gave me this beautiful 1940 edition of the Woman’s World Edition of the American Woman’s Cook Book.
We were very impressed with the color pictures of the food (just a few throughout),
but what I really like are these old black & white pictures,
and the various tips that show what life was like during the time the cookbook was printed.
Something I need to study up on…I don’t even know how to properly set a table.
Old recipes often say to use a No. 2, or whatever, size can. Now I finally know what all that means!
I love that this cake is called “glamorous” when it actually looks like a Sandra Lee cake, haha. But my favorite…
fuzzy carrots. So interesting.
Well, actually, my most favorite thing about this cookbook is this little receipt I found tucked inside, signed by my great-grandfather and dated August of 1940. I’ll keep that forever.
Do you have an old cookbook handed down from a family member?