Handwritten Recipes: A Bookseller's Collection of Curious and Wonderful Recipes Forgotten Between the Pages

By Michael Popek

Look through your cookbooks, and you’re more likely to discover a little bit of paper with a recipe written in a well-recognized (or not-so-familiar) hand. it may be a family members mystery eventually divulged, a scribbled interpretation of whatever visible on television, even a culinary scan lengthy considering that forgotten. What occurs to those recipes whilst the books are handed on?

By day, Michael Popek works in his family’s used book place. through evening, he’s the voyeuristic strength in the back of the internet sites ForgottenBookmarks and HandwrittenRecipes, the place he stocks the bizarre, exceptional gadgets he has came upon one of the stacks at his shop.

Handwritten Recipes is a treasury of Michael’s such a lot attention-grabbing came across recipes. You’ll locate vintage Americana like pies and casseroles along ethnic mainstays reminiscent of Italian cookies, springerle, and German dumplings. a few are completely transparent and entire, whereas others depart an important elements—like cooking occasions and component measurements—to the reader’s mind's eye. you could enterprise to aim any recipe, or simply take pleasure in Popek’s findings as a time tablet from kitchens of generations passed by.

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