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Culinary Arts Institute Books

Over the weekend, I went to a local rummage sale at a church near us. I’m always on the lookout for books, and food books at that. You really can’t beat the price of books at yard, garage and estate sales. I came across a goldmine of old books, more pamphlets than anything, printed by the Culinary Arts Institute in 1940. I’m serious, 1940!

The story with these books is that they used to be offered in the supermarkets for housewives looking for easy to prepare meals. Each book focuses on how to prepare different dishes out of one particular item or in one particular food genre. The ones shown in the photo are “250 Ways Of Serving Potatoes” and “250 Delicious Soups”. These were in great shape and I bought 10 different ones for TEN CENTS EACH. Here is a complete list of the titles I got:

“250 Ways Of Serving Potatoes”
“250 Delicious Soups”
“250 Ways to Prepare Meat”
“250 Fish and Seafood Recipes”
“500 Delicious Salads”
“250 Superb Pies and Pastries”
“300 Tasty, Healthful Dairy Dishes”
“500 Delicious Dishes From Leftovers”
“The Candy Book – 250 Recipes”
“2000 Useful Facts About Food”

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