There's just something about cooking from vintage cookbooks. Sure, the recipes are more time-consuming and maybe less healthy, but the smell of the paper, the style of the photographs, and the language just do something for me.
In my collection, I have several volumes of French cookbooks published by Gourmet in the fifties and sixties. I also have my mom's 1967 edition of Better Homes and Gardens: The Cookbook. Somewhere during one of our family moves, her collection of Foods of the World got lost, but I was able to repurchase the entire collection one at a time on Amazon. I've also got a 1974 printing of Sunset's Cooking for Two ... Or Just You that I refer to quite often.
What about you? Do you cook from vintage cookbooks? Which ones? Why?
(Image: Kathryn Hill)