Culinary Historians Used Cookbook Sale — See You There!

Junior League of Santa Barbara

Photo: The Santa Barbara Junior League Cookbook, 1939. Credit: L.A. Daily Mirror archives.


The Culinary Historians of Southern California will hold its annual used cookbook sale on Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hollywood Farmers Market, at Ivar and Selma avenues. Magazines, menus and other ephemera will also be for sale. The Daily Mirror test kitchen has been inactive for some time, but we do enjoy picking through old cookbooks when we find them and years ago we had a particular soft spot for family recipe boxes we sometimes found in thrift stores. One can discover quite a bit of history in a family’s recipes. See you there!

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5 Responses to Culinary Historians Used Cookbook Sale — See You There!

  1. Pamela Porter says:

    I wish I were in the area – I love vintage cookbooks.

    • lmharnisch says:

      @Pamela: Lots of stuff from the 1970s and ’80s: Fondue cuisine, Assistance League of East Tenafly, N.J., etc. I did get one that was published by the Ward Ritchie Press, a small press that did fine printing. Many boxes, though.

  2. Linda McIntyre says:

    I have 3 cook books given to my mother when she married my father in 1935. Some of the recipes include skinning and preparing opossum, rabbit & deer. The 3 books are 1. meat, 2. vegetables & 3 desserts. I was born in 1939 so some of the recipes still linger in my mind because we had them.

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