Friday, April 6, 2012
Betty Crocker's 1950 Cookbook
Subsequent editions involved less scratch cooking and more convenience items. I never liked that, and secretly coveted my mother's dog-earred, falling apart cookbook. And there it was at the book store, fresh and new - just waiting for me to take it home!
Much of the food science (such as how to make a good cake)in this book is unchanged to this day. That's what makes this book such a great resource! And of course, it will allow me to reproduce some of the meals I grew up on. Such a nice surprise! I'll have to modify the recipes to be gluten free, of course. I wonder how many GF cookbooks existed in 1950???
On Easter I'm gonna sneak a look at my mom's book. She got it as a wedding gift some 58 years ago! She just might be due for a new one. Would make a great Mother's Day surprise. :)