It turns out that The Soup Lady is not the only one enamored of vintage cookbooks.
The newest additon to the recipe link list, Simply Lee, has a
long list of older cookbooks, including one with the intriguing name of The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cookbook, 1954. And Tina inherited her Aunt Betty's
entire collection, where the outstanding 1955 Crisco Cookbook was found. The thing that makes these old books so facinating is that they are a window into a life-style that doesn't exist anymore. Start reading a recipe that
begins: render 2 cups of lard and you know that you are in another world. Maybe in the very near future, these cooks will share excerpts from their collections with us.
And now, because all of the Stangl pictures have scrolled off the page, and I don't want you to lose the mood, here is a special treat: