Friday, September 11, 2009
Show & Tell Friday for September 11
For Show & Tell today, I am sharing one of my treasured cookbooks. I suspect that some of you will be as entranced by this little book as I am.
A book just like this was in our home when I was growing up. I loved to sit and page through it by the hour. I don't recall my mother ever really cooking from it. It had come in a box with the same illustration as the cookbook cover, and it was kept in this box in the cookbook drawer like a very special treasure.
This title page tells a little more about it. Further on, acknowledgment is given to Heloise Frost as the author and compiler of the book and to Ellen A. Nelson as the creator of the gorgeous illustrations. The book is copyright 1951 by Jack Frost Studios.
Here are the illustrations for the different countries. I can't remember the order they are in the book, so will put them in alphabetical order to make it simple. First, America.
The British Isles.
Here is a view of what the inside of the book is like. Wonderful illustrations on each page, plus truly practical, delicious-looking recipes. I love that the text is hand-printed.
My copy of the book belonged to my grandmother. I just had to scan this page because it includes her lovely handwriting.
I think I will turn to this book when it comes time for the international covered dish dinner at our church's missions conference this year.
That is my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.
Happy Show & Tell Friday!