When I discovered this article in the February 1936 issue of American Cookery magazine, I knew I just had to share it with you today in hon...
Dear Louise, I love Wordless Wednesdays...you never know what goodies you are going to post. This is incredible!! I did not know it was International Childrens Day...What a wonderful way to celebrate..I love each country that you posted, as there is so much to read about I will have to come back 2 or 3 times.. Looks like a great cookbook! Thanks for sharing, I will be back to read more..Blessings on this Wednesday, Dottie :)
I never know what I'll be posting either, Dottie, lol...It really is FUN! Thanks for visiting:)
It was fun choosing Pam...
Children's cookbooks from the past seem to be an interesting reflection of what people thought children could do in the kitchen. And international cookbooks from the past also have a lot of cultural baggage about how we saw "others." So this is a very interesting combination of those trends. Your collections seem endless!
I was thinking the same thing, Mae as I was choosing images to share. I have always found cookbooks as a way of reflecting on times past.
What a lovely book, love the illustrations....love them all, but my favourite is the Zaire one...love the hens and the chickens...celebrating children's day is a big one in India....just curious did they have a recipe from India, if they did what was that? Cheers, Suchi
Thank you Suchi. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I updated this post just now to include a recipe from India. Thank you so much for asking:)
Dear Louise, thanks so much for updating with the Indian one...with monkeys and all too :-)
Thank YOU, Suchi, it was my pleasure:)
Such a great post Louise! Love this colorful and fun cookbook. Is this available in book stores or thru the U. N.?xoxoGinger
So glad you enjoyed it, Ginger. I'm sure this book is out of print but you may be able to find a copy online. Good Luck! If I see one I will be sure and let you know.
what lovely look all this dear Louise (like all your posts) I love the draws is a lovely book:)) thanks dear!
The illustrations are so cute aren't they Gloria? so glad you enjoyed it:)
Fun stuff! I love your Wordless Wednesdays - never know what treasures you're going to unearth! Really nice - thanks.
Thanks John. I never know what I'm going to post either, lol...
How do you keep up with all these special days, Louise? I didn't know this was International Children's Day. I'm reminded of the book "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World." This looks like a very interesting book for children! Nellie
I have a calendar Nellie! I showed it to my grandkids the last time they were here and they really enjoyed it.
i've never had graham cracker cake, but it sounds just dandy to me, as do the rest of these selections. :)
Graham Cracker Cake is really a treat Grace. You should try it one day:)
Hi Louise , I really enjoys your Wordless Wednesdays' , it looks like a wonderful cook book for kids and I'm sure a lot of grow-ups will use them also . my kids is going to love these recipes from different countries ... so I will be pinning them , thanks for sharing , just wonderful :).
It really is a wonderful book for the kids, Nee. My grandkids were too little the last time they were here but I'll be showing them all the kids cookbooks I have when they come in the Summer. although, I already gave Noah his Star Wars Cookbook, lol...
What a great collection to treat kids (and grown ups!) about international cuisines!
It sure was a fun post, T.W!
Louise , I check your list below and found out that there's even a day to celebrate Puff Rice ?! lol I've seen loads of cookbooks for kids at the library , the one you have there sounds great and the illustrations are wonderful ! I love the cashew recipe so as the fried rice :D
Yes Anne, we sure do have a lot of celebrations here in the states. I try to cover them all at one time or another, lol...
Lovely recipes and book! I enjoyed this post a lot.Cheers,Rosa
Thank you so much Rosa...
The children will love it, me too. Wonderful collections.
I hope so, Candy:)
Hi Louise,This is a delightful post! I especially like the guava jelly, I have seen recipes using guava jelly and am rather curious about it as have not seen it before. Perhaps I should make my own one of these days!Beautiful book with beautiful illustrations!
I don't think I have ever had Guava Jelly either, Joyce. You make the jelly and I'll be the tester, lol...
What beautiful drawings my friend, a great day to celebrate as well! All these recipes are incredible ways of enjoying the day :DYour posts are always a pleasure to read!CheersCCUP.S Unfortunately, I have lost around 1000 subscribers on my blog, and I have no idea how, so if you were subscribed, would you be able to resubscribe? Thank you!
Thank you, Uru. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Sorry to hear about your subscribers. I better check my subscription.
I had no idea there was a day to celebrate children from all over. i think it is very important and will hopefully help spread piece between children. Thank you for sharing. I love the images you included.
Welcome Lady Lilith,I'm so glad you enjoyed this post. do stop by anytime, Louise
Sweet illustrations and great recipes. Just the kind of book my girls would love when they were young. Clarice
I can't wait to shre this book with the grandkids, Clarice. They were too little the last time they saw it.
Any way to get children to cook is good. What an adorable book you have there. Have you let the grandkids get their mitts on it yet? You might not get it back!
I totally agree, Marjie. It really is a cool book and no, the kids haven't gotten their mitts on it yet. They will this Summer though:)
Dear Louise, I love children's cookbooks!! I loved some of the recipes I found using the children's books I bought her when she was little. These are wonderful. Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving dear. Catherine xo
They are very difficult to find, Catherine but whenever I can, I try to buy them. The recipes may seem childish but they are usually enticing to the kids. A very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours Catherine. It's been quite the year:)
i love the drawings, they are all so cute and a crustless spinach pie sounds lovely!
I had my eye on that crustless spinach pie too, Lena. I'll let you know if I try it:)
Hi Louise, very interesting cookbooks, those recipes are really wonderful. Your postings are very unique, you always share alots of vintage articles and books which many I have not seen or heard off. Great job, well done!Have a nice weekend.
I am so glad you enjoy your visits, Amelia. I love sharing my cookbook collection online. How else would anyone get to see them? You are very sweet with your words, thank you:)
Through this wide opened gate, none came too early,none returned too late.Thanks for dropping in...Louise
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