woman’s world cookbook

Time for another look at my cookbooks!

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My grandmother gave me this beautiful 1940 edition of the Woman’s World Edition of the American Woman’s Cook Book.

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We were very impressed with the color pictures of the food (just a few throughout),

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but what I really like are these old black & white pictures,

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and the various tips that show what life was like during the time the cookbook was printed.

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Something I need to study up on…I don’t even know how to properly set a table.

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Old recipes often say to use a No. 2, or whatever, size can. Now I finally know what all that means!

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I love that this cake is called “glamorous” when it actually looks like a Sandra Lee cake, haha. But my favorite…

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fuzzy carrots. So interesting.

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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?

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  1. How cool! I’d treasure the cookbook too. I don’t have any cookbooks handed down from family members, but I do have an extensive cookbook collection. My Julia Child books are among my favorites. Also, I have a cookbook, translated in English, that was written by a French woman who helped Julia learn how to cook. Katherine, you should come by sometime and see my books. I’d love to see yours as well.

    • That would be great, maybe we could have a cookbook exchange! It’s been a long time since I’ve had time to sit down and look at my own, it’s something I need to do more often.

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