These cookbooks, produced as fundraisers for local organizations, are in pristine condition and represent a wide variety of locations and organizations. For $4-6 a book, this is a chance to tap into the food history of our country from the past half-century.
Does anyone cook from this type of local cookbook? How do they compare to the mass market, traditionally published cookbooks we usually talk about?
I tore myself away with only one cookbook. But, the sale has me thinking it could be fun to build a collection of old, local cookbooks from my hometown, school, favorite vacation spots. I'm off to eBay to see what I can find.
If you go to this Housing Works, in addition to these baskets of local cookbooks, also check the bookshelves a few steps away. There's two more rows of more traditional cookbooks (including three Moosewod Cookbooks), likely from the same collection, on a low shelf. Let us know what you discover.