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Happy to join this group, and looking to donate old cookbooks and food pamphlets


Janet Helm
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Hello, I'm Janet from Chicago and just joined today!  I'm a registered dietitian and culinary professional, and my mom was a home economics teacher.  I have a huge collection of really old cookbooks and food pamphlets or marketing brochures.  My mom collected these and I would love to have them find a new home.  They're just too special to toss, but I no longer have room for them.  Can I interest anyone in this treasure box?  They're free to anyone who wants them, although may ask for reimbursement of postage.  Please let me know and we can coordinate.  Many thanks. 

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Welcome, Janet. I hope you stick around, even after you find new homes for the cookbooks and cooking pamphlets! Please don't hesitate to ask for help from a host - I am one - if you have questions about how to use the forums or where to post.

 

Since you have such a wonderful collection, you may be interested to peruse and participate in the topic Vintage Cooking Booklets and Pamphlets. @David Ross, another host, also has quite a collection and has been keeping a discussion going. Anyone can participate!

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1 hour ago, Kim Shook said:

Welcome, Janet!  Your collection sounds exciting!  Lots of us collect the older stuff.  Definitely participate in the topic about the booklets and pamphlets that @Smithy mentioned.  Not sure about where you would post the cookbooks.  

 

The topic Free Cookbooks is a good giveaway site, but it's traditionally been a place that titles were actually listed. If @Janet Helm is interested in going to that level of detail, it's another possibility.

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Welcome, Janet, from the other side of the big lake. I don't know if they're accepting donations at the moment, but you might want to contact the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at U of M.

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There used to be an active Chicagoland contingent on eGullet. Most have moved on, but I suspect a few still lurk from time to time. In addition to the 33 pages of a planning thread, here's the seven-page thread describing our 2008 eG Heartland Gathering in Chicago and Evanston.

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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If there is anything you have that the local library doesn’t have, I suggest you donate to them. 
 

Otherwise, any on wild game and/or forage, I would be interested. 

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