Cookbook - The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook, 1963
"Some of these recipes are amusing, some elaborate and some just plain and easy. That's a good pattern for eating and living - something for fun, something super for special times and something plain for the quiet days with just the family to say 'Golly, that's a good egg!' and you sort of feel they mean you're a 'good egg' too. Few things are more rewarding to a woman than that happy feeling she has when she knows that the food she has prepared with love and interest brings pleasure to her family, served in a setting more important than any glamorous restaurant - dinner at home." From the forward, pg. viii
The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook, Illustrations by Erik Blegvad, 1963, 1st edition. This hefty vintage cookbook is magical with darling stories about the authors life at the start of each of the five sections, beautiful hand-drawn illustrations on every page and simple to complex recipes. The section entitled Cooking from Antique Cookbooks is full of historical information regarding cooking techniques and ingredients but also recipes from the 1400s and 1600s that were modernized by the author in the 1960s.
Copyright: 1963, 1st edition
Condition: Vintage, very good. Very gently worn, no obvious damage.