9.25.2013

Boston Cooking School Cookbook

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I found this cookbook from 1959 at a thrift store last week and instantly there there had to be some treasures in here. A book can't be this beat up without being well loved for years. The illustrations throughout are the icing on the cake, they're functional and darling, I want to turn them into posters!
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15 comments:

laura redburn said...

i love the 'making bread' illustration!

Cuina amb Noe said...

Uauuuuuu!!! This book is fantastic!! I love it!!
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anneke said...

That is a great find. I love illustrations like this, they can amek anything look gorgeous!

Vicki Angela said...

Ah, love the stippled drawings!

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mags said...

How wonderful there is a handwritten recipe in there. As it has apples its just the right time. Are you going to try it.

oshedesigns said...

I have 2 copies of this book. The 1946 edition is the book my mother referenced all the time and is the first cookbook I ever followed a recipe from. My mom gave me this book several years ago, but it is now falling apart due to being well-used all these years. When I came across a 1939 edition in excellent, I snapped it up.

So many memories for me. And some of the odder recipes are hilarious to think about now.

Pinky Honey said...

I've always said the same thing: old cookbooks are so wonderful. They are so amusing to look at, they have some special charm to them.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Marija

Jessica Cangiano said...

I love your train of thought - my mind works in much the same way when I see a time tattered cookbook. More often than not, they're grease stained, at least a few pages are stuck together, they have handwritten notes, and become instant go-tos in my own kitchen, decades after their first owner(s) gave so much love.

♥ Jessica

Alesha said...

Baking is one of my passions and, as I also have a love for old things, classic, vintage family recipes are my most favorite things to make. Back then, recipes were tried and true and I trust them more than I trust some recipes in modern cookbooks. They also often call for ordinary ingredients rather than expensive items that most people don't keep in their kitchens. I feel connected to past decades when I'm in my kitchen cooking up a dish that a young lady like me might have made in her kitchen 50 + years ago.

I have a cookbook of my great grandma's that was given to her in 1947. I plan on baking my way through all of the lovely recipes!

Babes in Thriftland said...

You should put prints up on Etsy or something! They would be great as kitchen art :)

Dea-chan said...

This is a good cookbook, but I find that when I flip through my antique cookbooks (I have a second edition Boston School of Cooking), my Marion Harland wins for tastiest food and best advice every time. It makes me sad, because I grew up with the Fannie Farmer as my first cookbook.

Alli said...

Love old cookbooks.....so much fun to try the recipes :)

Ivy said...

The illustrations are really fantastic. It's fun to see what is hand written inside, you get to know the person through their recipes.

Ivy

anieph. said...

I have to admit that I always walk past the book section of an op shop and straight to the clothes because I'm too lazy to spend time searching HOWEVER after seeing how gorgeous this cookbook is, I am going to look every time!
I always enjoy reading the little notes added in books - it makes it so clear that, just as you have said, the book had a life before it stumbled into your hands!
lovely :)

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Lauren Hairston said...

I have a slightly older edition (1938? 39 maybe? can't remember) but the illustrations aren't nearly as awesome! :-( I love the cursive typeface.