Friday, January 22, 2010
Cookbook Lot from Ebay
Over Christmas break, I had a terrible cold that knocked me out for 3 days and I laid in bed surfing the internet........ through my NyQuil stupor I bit on a large 1950-1970s cookbook lot containing 25 cookbooks, 1 binder full of recipe scraps, and 1 journal style collage of recipes (some handwritten, some typed, some newspaper clippings). Days later when I realized what I had bid on I died laughing and hoped since there were 10 days left in the auction that perhaps I would get outbid since I only signed up for the minimum price. Well, I ended up being the only bidder and I recieved them in the mail today!!!! The seller didn't know much about them and said the box came with something he bought at an estate sale. I haven't had time to go through most of it yet but they are so interesting. Whoever this lady was, she had a penchant for collecting slavic, german, polish, and english recipes with an emphasis on pastries!!!!!!! When I find really interesting ones I am going to post them. Especially some of the handwritten ones. She put so much time and effort into clipping and pasting recipes from newspapers and from friends! So cute! So far I haven't found her name written on anything. More to come!