NEW BLOG SERIES: COOK BACK IN TIMEFriday, March 10, 2017
"A party without cake is just a meeting"
— Julia Child
I have a growing collection of cookery books. My husband remarked that we would need to reinforce the house foundations if I get anymore. I rolled my eyes and bought two more cookery books!
Many of the books I own were handed to me from other people. My Mum is an avid cookbook collector too.
I adore old cookery books. I never really liked history in school but I now love seeing how the food people cooked was shaped by what was happening around them. Wartime rations, new technology, changing social habits and financial shifts all dictate how people behaved in the kitchen and you can see these changes in the cookery books from different time periods.