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So...did y'all know the Internet Archive has many thousands of older cookbooks?


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I've looked at a few of them. Lots of dross, lots of historical interest, lots of gold.

 

https://archive.org/details/cbk?&sort=-downloads&page=1

 

There's an overview article here:

 

https://www.openculture.com/2020/10/10000-vintage-recipe-books-are-now-digitized.html

 

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NP.

I don't know if they've cross-linked 'em all as yet, but some of the other library collections they've digitized include vintage cookbooks and pamphlets as well.

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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I opened a thread last year:

but I was searching title by title, basing on bibliographies taken from books about cooking in the past centuries.

So good to know they've been indexed, thanks! Only problem is finding the time to browse through them.

 

 

 

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A fun trip down memory lane, Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls...my first cookbook (I had a later version than the archived version). But as I flipped the pages I recognized some of the content. I used to make the sugar cookie recipe all the time (we used margarine instead of shortening). It will be a fun rabbit hole.

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"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

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