Old Cookbooks Are Getting Easier to Find

Old Cookbooks Are Getting Easier to Find

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Megan Gordon
Feb 15, 2011

There's just something about old recipes. You can almost envision great-grandmothers gathered around warm ovens making a casserole from leftover ingredients or baking biscuits for the evening's meal. So often cookbook collections featuring those recipes are out-of-print or difficult to find. That is, until now.

Poison Pen Press specializes in books on domesticity (think costuming, cooking and farming) and proclaims: "We have the finest list of in-print cookery titles in The Known World" After a glance through the titles, we have to say, they may not be far off.

With topics ranging from American cookery, ancient Herbs and old-fashioned elixers, we think there may in fact be something here for everyone. A few titles caught our eye and roused our curiosity:
• American Frugal Housewife (1828) by Mrs. Child.
• Cheese and Cheesemaking (1896) by James Long & John Benson
• Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen

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The Little House Cookbook
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