Why Collect Vintage and Antique Cookbooks? Part 1 of 3

Part 1
People collect vintage cookbooks for so many different reasons, it would impossible to name them all here. Speaking for myself, they're a great peek into the personal side of history. We were all taught the names of the famous generals, kings and dates of all of the important wars and events, generally speaking, things the majority of us have nothing in common with. Nothing to makes us feel connected to the past. But what about the other 95% of the days and people that weren't important or dramatic enough to make it into the history books? People like myself? I feel that cookbooks are a great way to expierience that personal connection with people that have been through the same things. What to make for dinner? On a budget? How to keep a nice home and manage your family? All have been done before and written endlessly about. A great thing about older cookbooks compared to current is that it's delicious real food made with things you already have in your pantry. Simple, great tasting food, no exotic spices here You know the recipes I'm talking about, the ones you realize you have to run to the store for half way through completing. There're no egos getting in the way of the food either like some of the celebrity chefs of today. They're also a great investment. Financially and personally. Not to mention, let's say you never plan on selling it or try ing to make a profit from them, cookbooks usually saves you way more than what you paid for it in the tips alone and what a great family keepsake to one day hand down!

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Vintage Cookbooks are for everyone who has ever wanted to bake something special and turned to a modern cookbook and realized they never seem to have all the ingredients at the same time, there're for history lovers that want to feel connected to the past in a way that's missing in history books, there're for the people that love that musty old book smell and laugh at kindle's, they're for people that feel like we as a society have gone a little too far, a tad off course with life and want to get back to the simple and the real, and they're for the people that want to pay homage to all the grandma's and great aunts that did it best!

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