Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Farm Journal's Country Cookbook

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One of my favorite things to look for when I go to estate sales is unusual cookbooks or cookbooks that have basic tried and true, down home cooking recipes! I found this one not too long ago and as I was thumbing through it, I know I had to have it!

Farm Journal's Country Cookbook was originally printed in 1959. In 1972 it was published again and promised to be a revised, enlarged edition by Farm Journal, Inc.  Trust me, there are 525 pages of amazing photos and recipes!

Here is the inside cover.....with a promise of more goodies to come!

Jellied Meat Molds.....ummm...I realize these were all the craze at one time, but I am sorry, I don't think I could even think of serving these types of dishes, much less eating them.

What I love about this book is all throughout there are check marks like this indicating a saved recipe. It always makes me wonder if it was a favorite with the previous owner of the book or did she mark the ones she had already cooked. There were lots marked in this book, so I tend to believe they must be all good!!


After all, with photos like this.....they'd have to be delicious...right?? Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone!! Have a wonderful weekend.




23 comments:

  1. I love vintage cookbooks! This is one I don't have and I may have to keep an eye out for it. Cool find! hugs, Linda

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  2. I haven't seen this one. I'm adding it to my "must find" list. Thanks for sharing. Luv

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  3. I love to find old cookbooks too. I don't want any meat in aspic either though! Thanks for hosting Suzanne!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  4. I love looking at these old cookbooks. My MIL has saved everyone she's ever had. Like you some of the recipes are not to my liking but its fun to see what our parents and grandparents loved to cook. Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  5. I find it fun to look through old cookbooks. Wish I had my mom's.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  6. I adore old cookbooks, new cookbooks any cookbooks at all! I have linked up with you today...thanks!

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  7. I will let you use this vintage book, but will gladly take the leftovers.

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  8. Don't you just love the pictures in the old cook books? I think they are so much fun to look through.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi, Suzanne, I LOVE cookbooks and this one looks like a doozy.
    Thanks for hosting..
    xo bj

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  10. Though I don't cook much anymore, I love looking at cookbooks and especially seeing the personalized notes and comments the original owner made in them. Your example is a winner. Thanks for sharing and hosting!
    ~Lynn

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  11. Awesome! My husband and I love to look at old cookbooks, especially from the 1950s and 1960s;sometimes the recipes and dishes that are pictured are......interesting...to say the least! It's amazing how tastes have changed!

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  12. Hi Suzanne, I do love this old Farm Journal cookbook. The photos are so 'pretty' and they look delicious. I have a 1930's cookbook that is illustrated like this. I actually have some recipes marked that I bake from time to time. It has all kinds of charts for cooking or baking about everything. It is fun to collect old cookbooks and I have quite a few. This is a fun share today.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  13. I also collect cookbooks. Years ago I spent almost the whole day shopping and preparing one of the recipes and when we sat down to eat my beautiful dinner it tasted horrible! Months later I tryed the same recipe and it really was 'bad.' That's when I started marking up my books. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Vintage cookbooks are always amazing to look through. Scarlett x

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  15. Jellied meat molds, was that do it yourself spam?

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  16. I love old cookbooks too. I think I did a VTT about them once, including some nasty gelatinous mess like the meat dish pictured above. (GAG!!) Thanks for sharing your book with us. That walnut cookie recipe looks tasty!

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  17. I love old cookbooks! My problelm is I use them and then they get dirty... Blessings, Debbie

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  18. Love the old cookbook. The check marks have to mean something "good".
    Thanks for hosting. Ginger

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  19. Suzanne, Please take down one of my double posts. It took forever for them to come up and I thought the first one didn't take. The first thing I always think is that I have done something wrong. Sorry, for the inconvenience. Hugs, Ginger

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  20. I'm always looking for old cookbooks. I also like the ones with personal notes in the margins!!! Thanks for the party!!!

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  21. I love to collect and cook from vintage books. I will have to look for that one!
    Thanks for being our wonderful hostess, as always!

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  22. Great book Suzanne! Love the 70's pics! I would have put a tick next to those Walnut Lace Cookies too! Thank you for hosting. :)

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  23. I adore old cookbooks! That one is a gem!

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