Monday, September 23, 2013

My Grandma's Vintage Recipes Now Available in Print

Although I sometimes use my tablet in the kitchen and work with digital cookbooks, I realize that reference books are often best as an old fashioned paper book. 

Therefore, I'm happy to announce the paperback version of My Grandma's Vintage Recipes: Old Standards for a New Age.

$6.99 Paperback

If you buy from the Createspace store you can get a 20% discount with coupon code F69J7ECD - The discount won't apply to shipping. International buyers welcome. 

This cookbook of vintage Canadian recipes is also available at Amazon:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Amazon France
Also available as an ebook worldwide.

About the cookbook:

Regain the wisdom and creativity of our ancestors who were experts at whipping up something special with tight budgets and limited supplies. You may not be able to find the “10-cent bag of marshmallows” anymore, but modern cooks can still benefit from this collection of 1920s vintage recipes collected by my late Grandmother. In 2012 I discovered her handwritten recipe notebook from 1926 and developed this cookbook.

While updating the directions for modern cooks, I maintained the vintage charm of her original notes. Generations ago people did not have a bunch of fancy ingredients, but they still came up with a variety of yummy quick breads, cakes, desserts, pies, salads, main dishes, canning recipes, and fruitcakes. This cookbook has a special emphasis on fruitcakes. I share my mood-altering experiences with her fruitcake recipes. Bakers who love the holidays should definitely add a classic Christmas fruitcake to their list. All jokes aside, fruitcake deserves a place among elite holiday desserts.

And people into urban farming and homesteading can harvest delicious value from these vintage recipes meant to use up all the dried fruit and nuts you can pick. Plus find a variety of classic uses for all the tomatoes, cucumbers, and apples you can grow with marvelous canning recipes for sauces, pickles, and chutneys.

My Grandma’s name was Edna Oldershaw Irwin and her recipes reflect the character of the food in 1920s Canada where she grew up in Chatham , Ontario . After months of effort, I’ve prepared 64 of her recipes for publication. I no longer have my Grandma, but I still have her cookbook and now you can read it too.