A Guide to the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book; n.d. "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book Ms2008-023

A Guide to the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book; n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-023


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Processed by: Emily Cook, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-023
Title
"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Dealer
Language
English
Abstract
Recipe book containing hand-written recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. Date, location, and full author name remain unknown.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book, Ms2008-024 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book was purchased by Special Collections in 2005.

Alternative Form Available

Digital images of the cover and inner pages of "Cooking Recipes" can be found here.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the "Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book took place in May, 2008.


Biographical Information

Due to the lack of provided surnames, no biographical information exists on the recipe book's bestower, "Helena," or its receiver, "Girlie."

Scope and Content

"Cooking Recipes" is a book filled with hand-written recipes. A hand-painted image of a girl with a duck adorns the cover of "Cooking Recipes." Within the book's pages exist a variety of recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. A personal note from "Helena" precedes the recipes. In this note, "Helena" thanks the unknown receiver, "Girlie," for participating in her wedding. "Helena" also reinforces the notion that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

No information exists on the recipe book's time period or the geographic location from which it was produced. From the book's appearance, one can surmise that it dates from around the 1930s.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink

Contents List

Folder 1
"Cooking Recipes" Recipe Book, n.d.