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Topic: Old Cooking Booklets - All kinds! Check this out!!

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Subject: Old Cooking Booklets - All kinds! Check this out!!
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 1:03 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2009
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There are no book left. thank you to all who responded. I hope you enjoyed the books.


So I respond to a post on my local Freecycle saying they have "tons" of cookbooks up for grabs and who wants them?  Simple answer being...ME!!!! When my husband brings them home start going through everything and boy did I have a good laugh at some of what I found.  These bags are full of very old, (1960's mostly thru early 1990's) cooking "booklets".  You know the kind you see in the check out line that are about 50 to 100 pages full of targeted recipes for holidays, bbq's, grilling, specific brands of baking goods sponsered, i.e., Pillsbury, Domino's, etc.  Then there are the ones from the 'women's' magazines like, Better Homes & Gardens, Women's Day etc.  Some are the size of a standard magazine, however contain no ads or articles just recipes. 

I almost pee'd my pants laughing at some of the art work in a few of these booklets.  Donna Reed mothers with their flaired skirts and pearls working in the kitchen.  Remembering when I thought that was completely normal...not that any woman I knew did that, just that was how this was always shown. 

Some of these are jsut down right silly..."Hamburgs & Hot Dogs: A novel approach to America's favoriate meat".  yes...thats the real title!!! I haven't had guts enough to open the booklet and see what is inside yet!!! 

The biggest kicker has to be the Departments of the Army and Air Force "Pastry Baking" manual dated October 1966.  Not much in recipes, just how to's.  What a pisser!!!! I really lost it when I saw that one.  Trust the Army/Air Force to break everyting down so anyone could understand it.

Then there is the stack of old cookbooks dating from the 50's & 60's. Real hardbound books. Going through them is another trip back in time seeing what was considered fancy cooking once upon a time. Must have about 20 or so of those as well that are up for grabs. I will update this post when I have time to type out all the titles.  You may find one of your favorite books from "then" in this stack!

Oh well...if anyone is interested in a block of 20 or so of these in exchange for a credit PM me and we'll work it out...Terri

Last Edited on: 5/29/09 10:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Subject: Old Cooking Booklets
Date Posted: 4/19/2009 4:07 PM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2008
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I'm very interested in the old cookbooks (the older,the better).  My husband started me on collecting cookbooks, especially anything older than the 1960's.  The cheesier, the better. :)  I think my collection is up to at least 200 cookbooks.



Date Posted: 4/19/2009 10:46 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2007
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Terri...wish you were a Boxer...(box of Books member here)









Date Posted: 4/20/2009 12:04 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2009
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All books have been taken! Thanks to members who responeded via PM and requested books!!!