300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles

300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles

Book - 1997 | Fourth edition
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This new edition cooks up three centuries of domestic tools of trade and offers healthy servings of classic recipes, helpful hints, and fascinating tidbits from 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century trade catalogs and advertisements. More than 7,000 antique items are arranged by function, from preparation and cooking to housekeeping and gardening. 1600 photos.
Publisher: Iowa, WI : Krause Publications, c1997
Edition: Fourth edition
ISBN: 9780896891128
0896891127
Branch Call Number: 707.3 F83t3
Characteristics: 648 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

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nerowolfgal
Sep 18, 2017

Terrific book. Not only are three centuries of kitchen items covered, but included are period recipes, advertisements, quotes from contemporary books, magazine articles, and newspaper clippings revealing tidbits of thoughts and concerns of the time. There is one lovely one lamenting the demise of the traveling gypsy "tickerman" and effect of his example on generations of boys, of how to make and mend, and "make do" rather than run to the store to buy new what could be repaired. I did not expect a book on kitchen collectibles to be so fascinating.

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