"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book (Ms2008-023)
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Due to the lack of provided surnames, no biographical information exists on the recipe book's bestower, "Helena," or its receiver, "Girlie."
Language of Materials
The "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2005.
Alternative Form Available
Digital images of the cover and inner pages of "Cooking Recipes" can be found here.
General Physical Description note
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Recipe book containing hand-written recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. Date, location, and full author name remain unknown.
"Cooking Recipes" is a book filled with hand-written recipes. A hand-painted image of a girl with a duck adorns the cover of "Cooking Recipes." Within the book's pages exist a variety of recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. A personal note from "Helena" precedes the recipes. In this note, "Helena" thanks the unknown receiver, "Girlie," for participating in her wedding. "Helena" also reinforces the notion that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
No information exists on the recipe book's time period or the geographic location from which it was produced. From the book's appearance, one can surmise that it dates from around the 1930s.
The processing and description of the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book took place in May, 2008.
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