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Old 08-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Unappreciated cookbooks

Just wanted to know what cookbooks you think are great that don't get much mention. We all know Julia Childs, Fannie Farmers, Joy of Cooking, Silver Spoon, Bayless, etc.

I'm betting most of the underappreciated cookbooks are regional or even church cookbooks. If there are any general cookbooks that haven't made a splash, it would be cool to hear about them as well.

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Old 08-13-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Well this is a start,

The old cooks almanac by Beatrice Vaughan
More with less cookbook by Doris Jantzen Longacre
American cooking by Sidney W. Dean
Prairie Kitchen Sampler by E. Mae Fritz
Country Flavor Cookbook by Hayden S. Pearson
The taste of country cooking by Edna Lewis
Crosscreek country cooking by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The list goes on and on. Most any cookbook written before 1960 is worth looking at.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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Were cookbooks done differently before 1960? I'm guessing maybe longer prep times or something? Sounds interesting.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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Were cookbooks done differently before 1960? I'm guessing maybe longer prep times or something? Sounds interesting.

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Old 08-13-2011, 07:08 PM   #5
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I find the most unappreciated cookbooks are local church and organization cookbooks. I love opening up my old church cookbooks and seeing recipes written by my grandma, aunt, and other long-gone friends and family. And they all really knew how to cook!
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:12 PM   #6
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I find the most unappreciated cookbooks are local church and organization cookbooks. I love opening up my old church cookbooks and seeing recipes written by my grandma, aunt, and other long-gone friends and family. And they all really knew how to cook!
I agree with you once you get past all of the mushroom soup and jello you can find some real heirloom recipes.
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I agree with you once you get past all of the mushroom soup and jello you can find some real heirloom recipes.
Lol! My great aunt even published a recipe for Playdoh! We used to make it with her all the time as kids.
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I find the most unappreciated cookbooks at garage sales
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:40 PM   #9
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I find the most unappreciated cookbooks are local church and organization cookbooks. I love opening up my old church cookbooks and seeing recipes written by my grandma, aunt, and other long-gone friends and family. And they all really knew how to cook!
Absolutely!!!
Those cookbooks are a treasure trove of good eats!!!
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The Heart Association puts out cookbooks that have some really good recipes. Surprisingly so.
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