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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A GiveAway from The Cookbook Addict

I am so excited to bring you this giveaway from Stacey at the The CookbookAddict! Stacey is a wealth of information when it comes to cookbooks! I am making this a two part giveaway! Watch for an upcoming BONUS Post! 
A little about meMy name is Stacey and I live in NE Wisconsin near Green Bay. I’m a stay at home mom of 3 boys and a baby girl ages 1-8, we have 2 dogs, 1 hamster, and since it rained last night I’m guessing about 5 frogs the boys brought inside that are hiding somewhere in my house. I also have an amazing husband who is (for some reason) crazy supportive of my vintage cookbook addiction.
How did you start collecting?
I think it started with my frustrations on how our eating habits have evolved over time. I look at us now with our lists of must have staples in our hands while grocery shopping and wonder how those lists have changed from milk, sugar, and eggs to instead Mac n cheese, hot dogs and frozen pizza. I became attracted to the simplicity of the past, simple recipes, simple ingredients, the time when you were out of bread you just made more (and were able to name every single ingredient in it too!). I also fell in love with the personal side of history that comes with them. The everydayness of their stories. I could relate to having to scrape meals to together during hard times and I could actually use information like “how DO you get gum out of carpet?” I feel like nowadays we think we’re smarter and above people from the past. Yes we do have more information than they did, but for the most part, I feel sometimes all we’re doing is re-inventing the wheel.
Please share a little about Vintage Cookbooks.
All of the different types of cookbooks can be a little overwhelming so I like to break them down into categories and some of the main ones to know are:
There’s the late and great 1800’s early 1900’s antique homemaking/cooking/serving cookbooks. Typically the oldest type found (if collecting American cookbooks). You can find recipes for detergents, facial cream, medicine (of course I wouldn’t use the opium they list as an ingredient but that’s just me) and about a million other things you forget weren’t invented by companies. I also love them for examples of “how one ought to behave in public” and “what is expected of the hostess when guests are to be served”. They’re like Emily Post on steroids and absolutely, positively fascinating! Prices vary with these but they’re extremely popular and collectible.
There’s what I like to call the “big mama-jammas” the “one stop shop” cookbooks. They can be counted on for having recipes chapters for breakfast, hor d’orvs, dinner party menus, recipes for bridge luncheons, Sunday suppers and everything in between. They’re usually thick and heavy and generally were put out by big hitter companies like Good Housekeeping, Betty Crocker, or Culinary Arts Institute. They are also a pretty sure bet if collecting and consistently popular.
There’s also the cookbooks that were put out by church and local groups to raise money. They’re smaller in size but have some of the best tried and true recipes you can find! As far as collecting and value go they’re a world all their own. I personally think that they should stay in the area they were written for so only occasionally do I put them up for sale but of course that’s just MY opinion!Then there’s the advertising recipe booklets that were generally put out by top companies usually to promote a specific product. With company funded test kitchens on Park Ave. and spokeswomen that became the rock stars of their time. There’s pure advertising genius with these babies because this is time where eating and food REALLY started to change. It was after WWII and companies had a surplus of “shelf-stable” processed food that they had been sending to the troops and decided to market to the general public. These promo type books were around earlier but they increased exponentially during the late 40’s and into the 50’s. It’s good to do your research with these but cover art and rarity play big factors in value. For me that’s where I stop, for the most part but others sometimes collect what they think WILL be popular and that’s a good way to ensure long term success in your collection.
What are your favorites?
My personal favorites are a toss up between my 1899 White House Cookbook with so many “extras” tucked between it’s pages I swear I can still find things I never saw before and my 1902 Women’s Favorite Cookbook with the most amazing illustrations and one of the most complete sources for every recipe dealing with the home at that time. Then there are the handwritten books I have with notes about bills to pay and dates to remember and all of them are from ladies who lived in my area. They’re just priceless to me and I would sob uncontrollably if I lost them.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from wanting my kids to have memories of how absolutely AMAZING home baked bread smells in the oven and how lucky they are in life. Also I know it sounds kind of corny but it’s inspiring to me to think I’m helping save these recipes that all of these under-appreciated and over-worked women were so dearly proud of by making sure they get treated and recognized as the treasures they are.

So are you ready for the Giveaway? Just comment to win A 1941 Searchlight Recipe Book!

Here's How to Enter!
Leave a comment for each separate entry! Please leave an email address or Etsy shop name in each comment you make! Otherwise we won't know how to find you if you win!
1. Mandatory Entry: Visit The Cookbook Addict and browse around Stacey's shop -leave a heart if you are so inclined(not mandatory)! Then return here and tell us what you like!
2. Follow  Stacey's Collecting Vintage Cookbook Blog and leave a comment that you did so.
3. Follow this blog, Prairie Wind Notions and leave a comment that you did.
4. Become a Twitter follower of  CookbookAddict on Twitter or Like her on Facebook  (1 Entry for each - leave a comment!)
5. Tweet the following:
#Giveaway from CookbookAddict http://prairiewindnotions.blogspot.com ends 10-24 #cookbook @prairiewinddsgn @cookbookaddict3
and leave a comment with the link to your tweet. You may tweet once a day for an extra entry.
6.Post about this giveaway on your facebook page. Leave a comment with a link to your facebook page.
Giveaway starts Sunday, October 10th and ends at midnight on October 24th. Winner will be determined by Random.org.
Good Luck!



94 comments:

  1. My favorite cookbook is 1969 Ma's Cookin' Mountain Recipes Vintage Cookbook.

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  2. I hate to cook cookbook looks nice .
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  4. I follow her blog as well .

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  6. I love vintage cookbook, my favorite around Stacey's is "Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking 1959 2vol"
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  7. I also follow Stacey's Collecting Vintage Cookbook Blog with Google Friend Connect.
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  8. I also follow Prairie Wind Notions with Google Friend Connect.
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  9. I can't choose just one! I love everything about her shop because I am a vintange cookbook collector!!
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  10. Wow, what a collection! I'd love to get one.

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  11. I like the looks of the 1938 The Settlement Vintage Cook Book.

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  12. I follow your blog! Thanks!

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  13. I love the 1950 Favorite Recipes from Famous Eating Places.
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  17. I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW TO COOK FOR MY WIFE

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  18. i think my favorite, although it's really hard to pick just one, is the Chicago Evening American Cookbook :)

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  20. There's so many fascinating ones, but I love the 1950 Favorite Recipes from Famous Eating Places!
    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway & chance to win!
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  22. I follow Stacey's Collecting Vintage Cookbook Blog, too!
    Thanks for this great giveaway & chance to win!
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  23. I love the chef on this one, and I love to bake bread, so it's perfect!
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  30. Fabulous shop! I am a food addict and love to read cookbooks. What a find, I was sure to heart it so I can come back again. Picking a fave wasn't easy, but my curiosity leans towards the Settlement Cookbook!
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  33. I also follow her blog! Thanks for a fun chance to win something awesome!
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  34. i'd love the 1905 Scarce 365 Breads and Biscuits Antique Cookbook

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  35. What a great shop! I really like the first edition copy of "What will we eat today" by Ruth Berolzheimer. Great book!

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  36. Oh my gosh! this is my favorite shop. I am a cookbook addict! I think the How to Ice a Cake would be fun to see.

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  40. I love the category you call Church/Local. When I go in a used book store I always look for little cookbooks like this. Also, I have an old emily post type etiquette book that I love to look at.
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  41. I like the 1940 Hershey's cookbook.

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  42. I love the 1950s dishes men like cookbook
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  48. I also like the 1962 Treasury of Baking Fleischmann Vintage Cookbook

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  53. I think these cookbooks are wonderful and I learn alot from them!

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  54. My husband and I like simple food. He has digestive problems and allergies to contend with, so modern "gourmet" recipes and even the "simple" recipes in magazines that always seem to call for a lot of spices or the use of Italian dressing just don't work for us. I much prefer to look at older, standard cookbooks and either eat the plain food or "trick it up" with something I know that we can both enjoy.

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  55. Chicago Evening American Cookbook looks pretty neat
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  56. I would love to flip though the 1913 White House cookbook. I bet its a wonderful step back into history. Such a cool website!

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  57. I'd love to have the 1911 Royal Baker and Pastry Antique Cookbook!

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  59. One of my favorite cookbooks is one given me over 30 years ago by my cousin. This was put together by her temple and the recipes are mostly easy and very tasty.

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  61. I gave them a heart! I love the 1972 Hillbilly cookbook! My fiance would love it if I made meals from it...lol.

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  66. 1938 The Settlement Vintage Cook Book.
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  68. I like the 1962 Treasury of Baking Fleischmann Vintage Cookbook..I bet that really has some good recipes just like Mom use to make..

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  73. I like the 1940 Hershey's Recipes Vintage Cookbook.

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  79. i like the 1950's Dishes Men Like Vintage Cookbook

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  84. I like the "Dishes Men Like" book that is featured!

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  85. I saw the Joys of Jello Booklet. Grew up using that all the time!! Would so enjoy winning this Household Searchlight. Also grew up using the 1953 edition. Specialty was 1 egg cake, and cream puffs.


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  86. I like The Rumford Cookbook Fannie Merritt Farmer. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  87. I love cookbooks! One from the site I am interested in is the 1940 Sealtest Recipes and Menus Book. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com
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  88. On Sale 1959 Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking 2vol

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  89. I like the WWI Historic Rationing Antique Cookbook.

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  92. I like the 1986 The Compleat I Hate to Cook Book.wilcarvic
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