Farmersgirl Kitchen

Old Recipes

Uncategorized | August 31, 2007 | By

I love old cookery books and cuttings. I’ve been collecting recipes since I was about 14 years old. But these ones come from my DH’s grandmother who cut out and collected all sorts of recipes and household tips and hints. This page is from a book called Household Cookery and Laundry Work by Mrs Black.
Aunt Kate’s Ration Recipe Book was given free with the People’s Friend, we have quite a lot of those free books. I keep a lot of the free books that come with BBC Good Food so I guess nothing changes.

Mary Lou’s Plain and Fancy Baking Book is probably my favourite, it’s from the Weekly Welcome, October 17th, 1931 and i have Mary Lou’s Candy Book too.

30 years on and my grandmother was reading Elizabeth David’s French country cooking, this copy is from 1963.

Let me know if you would like me to feature any recipes from these or other old books, this is a tiny sample of the cuttings and old books I have.


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    Rosie (Freycob)
    August 31, 2007

    Those look great Janice. My mum has an old book that is bound in fabric – some kind of household management book if I remember rightly. I’ll try and remember to ask her what it is.

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    September 1, 2007

    Looks fab Janice, lovely to see the old books are stll being used today

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