Handwritten Recipes.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hats off to Handwritten Recipes, a site paying homage to recipes found tucked inside books.  (The third one below, which is a little hard to read, is a recipe for something called "Charlie Chaplin Cocktail," discovered in the "Thesaurus of Humor.")



Also, this one in particular made me scratch my head - it's a recipe for "condensed milk salad dressing" found in Donald R. Griffin's "Echoes of Bats and Men." Hmm.

Via the Paris Review. Have a happy Monday!

14 comments:

CW said...

Aah, neat (that is the only word I can think of right now). You always post such interesting discoveries. Still grateful to you for otherwordly!

Cole Bentz said...

I think if I went through my grandma's bookshelves I could find a recipe tucked in the majority of the books. Thanks for sharing!

aliceinbo said...

This recipes are really Tasty!!

ever ours said...

i knew hand writing recipes i like will come hand one day. maybe i'll start sticking them in my books.

Linda said...

These are fantastic. I love to cook so it would feel so special (honored, even!) to find one.

Kathy said...

You find the best things!

Loulou said...

How cool. Very interesting site! One that I would never have found on my own. Good find.

Lisa said...

Oh, Shoko - these are great! And the books are hilarious! I'm not sure what to think of the condensed milk salad dressing. In fact, I'd rather not think about it :)

Shoko said...

CW, I'm so glad you've liked them! Otherwordly is so awesome :)

Lisa, haha! I had the same thought. Not quite on board...

Latrina said...

Oh, how neat! What a brilliant idea. I don't know what it is -- but I adore old recipes sketched on notecards... there's just something about them. <3

Emmett Katherine said...

Neat, but the condensed milk salad dressing doesn't sound that appetizing!!

Nicole said...

oooo! I love this so much! It's my love of books and recipes all rolled into one. Hand-written recipes are the best and I recently snagged some of my grandma's recipe cards from my mom.

Nina said...

It's so sad that handwriting is a dying art. But in turn, it's become such an intimate form of self-expression and love. Win some, lose some...

Shoko said...

Emmett, I totally agree. Gross! :)

Nicole, that's so awesome. I bet there's some great stuff on those cards!

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