Hello and welcome to my vintage cooking site. I absolutely adore anything that has to do with vintage, and cooking is no different. While I was growing up, I never took an interest in learning how to cook. But during my mid twenties, I realized that if I wanted to eat well, I had to learn. So, I went to my grandmothers, who were each excellent cooks, and asked that they teach me to cook as a Christmas gift. One grandma actually said, “Well Suzy, how many Christmases do you think I have left!?” Not the response I was looking for, but shows you that I was on my way to being a lost cause in the kitchen. However, they began giving me recipes, and asking for help in the kitchen. I drank it all in, and what I noticed most is that these recipes were all felt, not properly measured. Their cooking was soulful, loving, and delicious. So, I guess you could say, I learned to cook the same way. Through feeling, not through measuring.
But my mother had the most treasured book. Her grandmother, spent a few decades gathering recipes and writing helpful hints in a book, that I call the record book. My mother, has graciously lent me her book, and I have learned so much! I have learned old time cooking, and that measuring and feeling can go hand in hand. I never realized that changing the recipe added so much heart to it! But my German great grandmother did, and now, I am lucky enough to follow her journey. I hope that you all gain knowledge and a love of cooking for others through this site.
Thank you all for stopping by.