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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Retro Cooking

My mother just presented me with two amazing gifts:

The first, my great-grandmother's cook book, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1928). And... it has notes and clippings inside that include the recipes for my great-aunt's wedding cake and our family recipe for crumpets...

The second, my grandmother's favorite cook book, "A Guide to Good Cooking" (22nd edition that was "designed for today's busy homemakers"), which includes inserts of her personal recipes for walnut fingers and nanaimo bars. Can't wait 'til Christmas, though baking isn't at the top of my list of talents.

But, maybe I should share some of their favorite recipes and you can tell me how they turn out...

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