Saturday, 14 January 2012

Ye Olde Cookery Book ....

Hello there everyone .... its been a super day here .... lots of sunshine.
We are hoping for a nice day tomorrow when we sell at the Car Boot sale.
Fingers crossed ..... x

Just a short post .... firstly to thank you all for your comments, its nice to know I'm not just blathering away here to myself ... hehe ..... wouldn't be the first time!

...... and secondly ..... some of you mentioned the cookery book .... I've had it forever.
I think it must have been passed down from one of my Grandmothers I really cant remember..... its travelled with me from kitchen to kitchen.

As you can see its very battered and nowadays its held together by sellotape. It does have a fabric ... linen? .... covering, although that's falling off so the sellotape really does hold it all together.

Cookery Illustrated and Household Management

written by Elizabeth Craig and published in 1936......

So .... that's between the wars then .... fairly old .... its hard to imagine what life was like so far back.

The book gives a glimpse of household 'life' back then ... and what a lot there was for a newly married young woman to learn.

It not only gives advice on food and cooking ... but how to care for silk umbrellas and how to kill bed bugs!
Obviously essential information for every Girl!

How the world has changes .... off to do my Online shop now .... what would Grandma say!

Take care xx


  1. I have a similar book if not that one. I can't move to find out because I've got a cat on my knee! Lots of handy household hints and recipes in my book aswell.
    Love from Mum

  2. It looks so familiar and reminds me of my childhood....I think my mum has it xxx

  3. That book looks to be in pretty good condition considering it age...I dont have one that old but do have more recent ones from 50's and 60's. I love reading them...

  4. That looks like a very well loved book! :)

  5. Great book,I have some old household management book even tells me what days I should clean the range!

  6. Wonderful old book, there is certainly something to be said how things were run before. I love the insight to things gone by. lovely.

  7. I have the same book. I got it at a sale(garage) I took your suggestion and used sweet corn...along with kippers and salad..yummie! There are some good ideas in the book I especially like the info on setting up a home.
    Dot McLeod Vancouver Island Canada

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