Category Archives: vintage cookbooks

Another Vintage Pamphlet Post

I picked up five more items for the collection at the Brimfield Antique Show yesterday.  I was particularly taken with this one, which I think is from some time in the 1920s: It’s one of many recipe/advertising booklets produced by … Continue reading

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Puffy Omelet from the Culinary Arts Institute (1950)

You’ve probably never heard of the Culinary Arts Institute, but in the 1940s they produced an endless stream of single-topic cookery pamphlets, like this one: Not a lot of information about the CAI or its Director (and editor of the … Continue reading

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Two New Cookery Books for the Collection

Well, so much for regular posts … but I do have a new computer and managed to fix the scanner! Betty Crocker Cook Book of All-Purpose Baking (1942) was a purchase from the Forgotten Bookmarks guy’s “Book Per Diem” site.  … Continue reading

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Home Economics Textbook (1937)

The fact is, of late I’ve been doing the same old, same old historical stuff, or else things I can’t comment on.  So here’s a post about another acquisition for my pre-liberation domestic agenda collection.  (If you can think of … Continue reading

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Calumet Baking Powder

Our latest trip to the Brimfield Antique Show netted me not one, but two cooking pamphlets from the Calumet Baking Powder Company – my first ones from that company. First up, from 1931, “The Calumet Baking Book.”  With an attractive … Continue reading

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Soft Molasses Cookies (1932)

Nothing interesting enough to post about has happened lately in my history work, I’m afraid.  But I did feel like baking something this afternoon, and picked a molasses cookie recipe out of this 1932 Royal Baking Powder company booklet. They … Continue reading

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Meet my new friend, Meta

That’s Meta Given, author of the two-volume Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking: A modern cook book, complete in every detail, brings the latest developments in home economics into your kitchen for a simpler, better and richer life (J. G. Ferguson and … Continue reading

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