HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
What's your latest food project? Share your adventure

200+ Old Cookbooks FREE in Digital Versions. Cook recipes and post results in this thread please!

SocksManly May 7, 2013 10:34 AM


If this isn't up our alley I don't know what is..

Let's actually cook some of these and post our results.

...Go! :)

  1. s
    SocksManly May 7, 2013 04:45 PM

    No responses? I guess my headline looks like an ad.. The link is from the University of Iowa, it's just a really cool stash!

    2 Replies
    1. re: SocksManly
      juliejulez May 7, 2013 06:00 PM

      You only posted it 7 hours ago :) It takes most folks a bit of time to look through something like that and cook from it.

      1. re: juliejulez
        SocksManly May 7, 2013 09:26 PM

        I'm from the instant gratification generation, my patience will not wait.

    2. ursy_ten May 7, 2013 05:49 PM

      What a wonderful find! Thanks so much for posting it. The one I looked at had the most beautiful handwriting. I hope to spend some more time exploring the collection when life gives me a bit more breathing space.

      1. jpr54_1 May 8, 2013 07:30 AM

        I found the handwriting difficult to read

        1 Reply
        1. re: jpr54_1
          monkeyrotica May 8, 2013 07:37 AM

          Yeah, some are more legible than others. I'm also not seeing where I can download the entire book in a single file.

        2. TheCarrieWatson May 8, 2013 03:04 PM

          What a great resource! But yes, the books can only be viewed one page at a time, in jpg format, so it's kind of a hassle to wade through books like that I think. However, I'm the kind of weird guy who doens't mind downloading hundreds of jpgs, one at a time, and then converting them to a single pdf version of the book. I did that with the Robert Godfrey 'Receipts' - 1650-1790. If anyone wants I'll be glad to send it. It's really interesting.

          Show Hidden Posts