What makes this a work in itself? Every week I get noless than 10 cookbooks. Whether it's from the thrift stores, used book stores, or ebay, I am always getting something. I am at a used book store, find a book that piques my interest, come home and have nothing to say about it no matter how hard I pick. Ebay books come and they aren't quite what I thought they would be and I search for an angle of interest without success. If I haven't put more than 10 tabs, I know it's not going to work. I'd rather have one quality blog entry than something forced for the sake of doing a daily blog entry.
Believe it or not, most books just don't make it to the scan stage. This entry is focused on ones that could not make it. I've tried and read over them a few times, but I couldn't milk a dry cow. I need good pictures and some topic. For every ten that I have, only one makes it up here.
Here are the ones that just couldn't work. Believe me, I've tried.
|The Complete Jello Recipe Book, 1929. This booklet came out before Jello got scary. There are several drawn illustrations but nothing that would make a full blog entry.|
|Grading Dressed Turkeys from the USDA, 1938. This was interesting but irrelevant. The USDA used to have us in mind when it came to food. Interesting read, but nothing too funny about it.|
|Family Circle Illustrated Library of Cooking, Volume 1 Abev, 1972. These libraries or encyclopedias don't really have much of a story. It's mainly recipes and a few pictures but I was only able to tab five pictures.|
|Campbell's Cooking With Soup, no publication date. It was just about soup. Nothing but hundreds of recipes on soup. I don't really care for soup. I can't find humor with hundreds of soup recipes. I tried!|
|Betty Crocker's Cooky Carnival, 1957. Aside from common day "cookie" spelled with a y, there was little information to blog about. Betty slipped through the cracks again. It's okay, Betty. I will have my day. I have that picture cookbook indicated on the cover tabbed and ready to go.|
|Salads and Salad Dressings, 1965. I would have went crazy on this if there had been colored illustrations. Alas, there were not so I did not find the point in blogging about this book.|
|Better Homes and Gardens Fondue Cooking, 1970. The only thing interesting was the types of fondue pots used. Otherwise it was just gunk with skewers.|
|See above fondue cookbook for description. They pretty much came out at the same time. The pictures were also close. Nothing to get too excited about.|
|Better Homes and Gardens Meals in Minutes, 1973. I have an earlier version and the illustrations and descriptions were far better so I avoided the redundancy. Plus I found four pages worth tabbing.|
|Latin American Cooking, 1968. There weren't too many foods. It read more like an encyclopedia than a cookbook. It focused more on geography than recipes.|
|Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Volume 4, Cre-Fin, 1966. Barely any pictures and mostly recipes. Most of the following Woman's Day encyclopedias follow this pattern.|
|Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery Volume 8, Moi-Pee, 1966. Again, nothing blogworthy. Just recipes and a few pictures.|
|Women's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery Volume 9, Pec-Pur, 1966. I will say the way they are alphabetized makes for interesting words.|
|Woman's Day Encylopedia of Cookery, Volume 6, Had-Kid, 1966|
|Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Volume 5 Car-Chi, 1979. Eh..what was I thinking when I picked up not one but two different incomplete sets of these?|
|Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery Volume 6, Coo-Dem, 1979. I'm in no hurry to find the rest of these books. Not even the ceramic rabbits on the cover are inspiration. That was the last of the Women's Day Encyclopedias in my possession.|
|The Cooking of China, . Same idea as the Latin American book. Few recipes and no pictures of interest.|
|Family Circle Casserole Cookery, 1976 It dealt mostly with slow cookers, but nothing really stood out either. I'm starting to think books between 1940-1970 have the most interesting recipes and pictures.|
|500 Dishes Delicious From Leftovers, 1949. As much as I hate leftovers, I thought for sure I would have something to write about but there was nothing. Oh well, I still hate leftovers.|
|Dishes Children Love, date unknown. As picky as my kids are, I thought for sure there would be be something. But there wasn't even a picture of a tuhd.|
|The Ready, Aim, Cookbook, 1976. If I had an electric foodgun, I bet I would be able to know what the purpose was. However, it's not in my gadgetry.|
Those are nearly 30 books that I found nothing that I could blog about. However, I have several waiting for blog entries. I will keep on keeping on. Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs to find a prince. When I find one, I know it!
It's been my pleasure to entertain you. I look forward to more interesting blogs.
Until next time!! Maybe I'll come up with a better closing.