Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What the Heck is a Jumblee?


Chow has a fascinating look at a very old, handwritten cookbook. Ever wonder what people used to eat, what kind of ingredients were available and what people's favorite treats were? My question is will anyone be able to read your handwriting in 120 years from now?

6 comments:

froggy said...

I have a community cookbook of my grandmothers from the 30s. There are ads in it. The most interesting one is a female undertaker for you lady corpses.

Big Shamu said...

Yes Froggy, because when you want to whip up a batch of your favorite cookies you also want to think about the best person to embalm your loved ones.

Buzz Kill said...

That Jumbalee looks like it would be awfully dry. Maybe it's some kind of crumb cake? In the recipes cited, there's 1 cup of sugar in everything.

MakingSpace said...

Looks like my grandma's handwriting.

She used to use recipes as guides - but at just about every step she'd point out "no, you don't actually do it THAT way, you do THIS instead." Spo her recipes, as written, would not be an accurate reflection of how she cooked. LOL

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Hi, Shamy. I loved your post about the Girl Power dinner and wanted to let you know I linked to it on today's News & Info post on All Top Chef. I think a lot of people will really enjoy reading it. Take care, eggy

Dani said...

What a cool find! I wonder at the life it's led these last 120 years.