I happen to like homemade, community type cookbooks even though I don’t really enjoy cooking. I have quite an assortment of them and I have good intentions of using each one when I add it to my collection. The reality is that I just enjoy browsing through them.
While visiting The Beekeeper Inn, I spent an hour reading through what is still my favorite cookbook of all time. Surprisingly enough, I found it very amusing. In the dialogue added to each recipe, Eleanor’s sense of humor dominated. The morning after I read it, I took a walk up the road, where I discovered a cemetery. I found myself matching names on the gravestones to recipes in the book. I still think it’s pretty neat that memories of these people will live on through the traditional recipes they prepared and shared.
This cookbook has obviously been written with a manual typewriter and I love that there was apparently little stress involved with proofreading! I’ve included a few bits and pieces from it so that you can see what makes it so special.