Photo: Pearce General Store, Pearce, Arizona
Monday, February 15, 2010
Old Time Cooking
There are some pictures that simply need to be taken, even if they are shielded by a layer of dirty glass and bright reflections. The "Woman's Favorite Cookbook" in this photo is tattered and well-used. Steaming hot and fragrant foods are illustrated by covered serving bowls with steam wafting as drawn some an artist who was generous with his ink and pen. I think this artist must have been a man who hadn't been served very many tasty dishes in his life, as the woman on the cover is shown with a piqued and weary look on her face. I suppose there is a reason why this cookbook wasn't titled "The Joy of Cooking". Unable to reach through the glass to peruse this worn-out cookbook, I can only imagine the recipes and notes enclosed.