I think these cookbooks can be categorized as antiques. Left to right in the photo above they were published in 1922, 1936, and 1913.
They are an education in and of themselves, as well as being their own kind of time capsule. But these cookbooks, like their vintage mid-century cousins are terrific because they give you a lot of basic techniques and recipes that are overlooked in modern cookbooks in favor of photographs and pizazz.￼
They are also interesting little history lessons. Next time you see old cookbooks at a rummage sale or wherever, take a look through them– you might be surprised and have fun￼. Not everything is on the Internet as far as recipes go.
Sometimes it is fun being a bookworm 😊