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This week, I want to show you a really unusual cookbook I found at a local estate sale. This little book set me back a whole fifty cents. I have never seen one like this and it is dated 1950 inside the cover.
This inscription inside the cover says: "This combined restaurant guide and recipe book comes to you with the best wishes of your local Ford dealer with the hope that it will serve you well both in the family car and in the kitchen."
The book is broken down into different regions of the United States and features restaurants in each region and recipes of wonderful dishes. It is hard to believe that this was originally printed as a travel guide to great restaurants.
The graphics inside the cover are really nice, and the colors are very vibrant. The person who owned this little book, took very good care of it.
A Foreword page in the book states that the "Favorite Recipes of Famous Taverns" in the Ford Times and "Outstanding Restaurants" in the Lincoln-Mercury Times were consistently rated among the top favorite in reader surveys. Request were often for a collection of the recipes featured. This little book was the answer to a growing and insistent demand.
Here are a look at some of the pages, and the wonderful pictures of the restaurants and the recipe featured from the restaurant.
I love the look of the old cars, very classic with the older buildings serve as a wonderful nostalgic background. I can just envision this little book in the glove boxes of travelers back in the 1950's.
Here is a page from Colorado, featuring places to visit and foods to try. I sure would like to know how many of these places are still open today. And Because...........
.......The weather here today was a mild upper 70's, a very nice spring day.....perfect for a project I have been working on lately. The pictures below are the results of not so hard work! I have found a recipe for cleaning vintage linens and the thing about it is.....it works. Fabulously. Here is a glimpse of what I was doing this afternoon.......
Here is another shot, this photo gives a glimpse of the hand crocheted pot holder in the corner. All of these were purchased at an estate sale this past weekend. They were in a bag marked $5.00. I did not know how soiled and dirty these were until after I got them home. Now look......crisp, white, and clean. I have another batch soaking and hope I have another great day for line drying them tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping in for Vintage Thingie Thursday. And since I have so many vintage experts and collectors that visit today....I would like to post again about a request for your help. Click here to view the embroider pattern I am looking for. Thanks for all who have replied and willing to help re-create the original. I will most likely have to go that route, but thought I'd try again today.
Have a great week everyone...and please visit all the Vintage Thingie Thursday Participates below and look at all the vintage items today.