Let’s Talk Food: Cookbooks of the past

Courtesy of AUDREY WILSON A Dutch pancake.

Courtesy of AUDREY WILSON An assortment of old cookbooks from the past.

Margaret Shiba, like many others, is working from home during this pandemic. She started to sort through old boxes of files, some with recipes her mother wrote by hand as a young bride. She also found little publications, printed between the 1930s and 1950s, “all sponsored by big food corporations for the benefit of housewives around the time of the war. Such period pieces!”