Today I`m taking you into my tiny, sun filled kitchen to show you one of my very oldest cookbooks.
Yes, Joy of Cooking, given to me by my sister back in 1976, in its 3rd. printing.
It was written by Irma Rombauer, a St. Louis widow, and illustrated by her daughter Marion. Irma took her life savings and self-published back in 1937.
Today, nine revisions later, the Joy of Cooking was selected by The New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century.
I use it all the time, and it shows - notes in the margins, splattered, dog eared pages, etc.
Here it is on the shelf above the fridge with other much loved favourites.
Linking to: Vintage Inspiration Friday