Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries
Joseph A. Lambeth
Welcome to the Beautiful Book Boutique. AbeBooks has many millions of books, many of which are rare books, collectable books, antiquarian books or unique books. They range in subject from collectable children's books and colouring books to out-of-print sport books and more. And every day, thousands of books sell and thousands more are added from booksellers all over the world.
This time around we're taking a look at some of the unique and beautiful old cookery books we have on the site. Whether we're considering titles, content, or even cover design, it's clear to see things have changed in the last hundred years. Food has evolved, ingredients have changed, health priorities are different - cookery books are very different today than yesterday.
Take for example Cook and Be Cool by Marie Harrison, from 1928. Not only does "be cool" have a different meaning than it did then, but there was no air-conditioning in private homes then, either. But some things never change - people love to cook, love to share recipes and love to eat - and everyone loves beautiful books.
Please note: prices are approximate to within a small margin, as currencies fluctuate. Quantity on rare books extremely limited; copies on display may sell quickly.