One of the reasons I started the Vintage Recipe Project was because I longed for my own family recipes handed down from generation to generation. Sadly my mother and grandmother never handed any recipes down to me and the ones I remember my Nanny cooking were things like oxtail soup, neck bones and sauerkraut to name just a few.
Well I couldn’t pay my family enough to eat those types of meals. My grandmother of course came from a different era than myself, my family or probably even you. People back in those days ate what they grew up eating or what they could afford to buy. Mostly they ate things they were used to, meals that their parents cooked from the old country.Since I can’t have those family recipes from my own family I collect vintage cookbooks. I collect other people’s family recipes. Recently my mother in-law handed down to me some of her mother’s and her grandmother’s cookbooks These I will cherish as part of my childrens heritage.