I brought home three cookbooks this last week just to check them out. They are all ruined with wear or mold, but I thought they might prove to be entertaining reads. The three smaller cookbooks use lard as their every day fat often. One 1909 cookbook has a whole chapter on Grandma’s Puddings where lard is used generously.
I closed the books.
Later today I will get into a Gourmet hard bound by Samuel Chamberlain and his wife. Skimming Google to find out more about him, I was lead astray by a link to Food Timeline by Decades. Only later in the morning was I able to get unstuck from decades of foodie stuff to learn more about this friend and teacher of my mothers and his work his work.
Friends like this one can span generations.
Life is Really in the Footnotes: