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Vintage Cookbooks

I Still Use Cookbooks

Food Riot | Posted 04.30.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I still use cookbooks because if a cookbook is a hand-me-down from Mom, I can tell which recipes are clunkers because she will X out the entire recipe with bold, scrawling marks if she does not like it.

PHOTOS: 1969 Cookbook Wants You To Seduce With Meat

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Taste

We love a woman who can compare a meat dish to a Bill Blass suit.

Vintage Recipes: The Saddest Grilled Wiener

Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

In a cookbook geared toward men, this seems like an odd choice.

Mr. Ready Is Coming!

John Malik | Posted 05.01.2013 | Books
John Malik

For a cook, there's something very endearing about a cookbook that contains a recipe that begins with, "For 1,000 pounds of pork..." From Rivets and Rails, Recipes of a Railroad Boarding House Cookbook is full of such charm.

Vintage Cookbook: Poppy Cannon's 'Can Opener Cookbook'

Posted 02.05.2013 | Taste

Her recipes may sound unappetizing, but her book was revolutionary, as it was one of the first to advocate quick, easy dinners.

PHOTOS: Bizarre '40s Chiquita Banana Cookbook

Posted 01.29.2013 | Taste

At the time of the book's publication, bananas were still considered an "exotic" fruit, and weren't commonly sought-after.

Bizarre Vintage Recipe: Foie Gras And Tomato Jelly Canapés

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.19.2012 | Taste

"The good news is that we get to eat foie gras paté. The bad news is that you also have to eat tomato jelly." That was how we broke the news of o...

Bizarre Vintage Recipe: Ham Balls

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

As food editors and total nerds for all things food, we know one irrefutable fact: sometimes something that sounds like it will be terrible, will actu...

Wacky Vintage Cookbooks (PHOTOS)

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Looking at old black and white photographs of your parents (and learning that they once sported major bell-bottomed pants and long, long hair) can be ...

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used to | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I found this great 1933 vintage "Balanced Recipes by Pillsbury" in a stamped aluminum Art Deco binder. I think it's rare to find a book that looks lik...