Kelli over at Kellishousehttp://kellishouse.blogspot.com is hosting Show and Tell!
This Friday I would like to show and tell you about my cookbook collection.
I started collecting cookbooks when I was first married when I was 19. I already had a couple of childrens cookbooks and my mothers Better Homes and Gardens. I would buy them in bookstores, churches, yardsales, auctions, you name it! I'm always looking for cookbooks! I haven't counted them in a few years, but last count was over 1000! The top photo shows most of them, but not all!
No, I haven't made a recipe from every one, but since I love to cook, I have made 100's of recipes from them but my favorite thing to do is sit and read them like a novel. I expecially love the ones from the 1940's and 1950's with the beautiful color pictures. The New B H & G is from 1937, The Lilly Wallace is from 1947, and the American Womans Cookbook is from 1943.
The set below is one of my favorites. I found the 1st book at a flea market and then the hunt was on for the rest of the set, which I found on ebay.
Of course I have an abundance of church, organization, etc. cookbooks. I really love these as the recipes are usually tried and true!
Did you know that Nancy Drew, the girl detective has a cookbook? I searched for this book for about 5 years before I found it at a flea market in a neighboring town.
The last two are by 2 of my favorite authors, Gladys Taber and Louise Andrews Kent. Gladys Taber has many books about living in the country in her 1700's house named Stillmeadow. Louis Kent writes about her life growing up and her books deal with gardening, housekeeping and cooking. If you haven't ever read any of their books, I urge you to as they are so sweet!
Hope everyone has a blessed weekend!