Antique recipe book ( update)

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned about my late Grandma’s cookery book which she gave me when I was a child. Well, a friend and I visited the @BBC_ARoadshow at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire and I took my little book with me.

https://thereadingshed.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/my-grandmas-recipe-book/

The expert ( pictured with me) informed me that it was obviously a well used recipe book which would have been kept in my Grandma’s apron pocket and would have been used daily.

He also told me it was only of sentimental value which I kind of guessed. I am quite happy to have my little blue cookery book with all of it’s quotes and recipes of bygone days in my possession for years to come.

To think that Grandma carried it in her Pinny ( apron) while cooking for the family, makes it even more special.

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My Grandma’s Recipe Book

#BookBlogger  This week I’m heading to @BBC_ARoadshow at @CastleHowardEst, not too far from where I live. When I was 14 years old my elderly Grandma died. Years earlier, while playing in the attic of her old #Victorian home,  she gave me a very small #Antique #Recipe #Book of which I still have. 

I know nothing else of its origin. Whether it is worth anything or not but there are so many interesting snippets inside it’s pages I thought I would share them with you. 

The book is called : GOOD THINGS, Made, Said & Done it is the Thirty-sixth edition and printed in 1898.

This book is so fragile, some of the pages are falling out but nothing has been lost. 

The recipe index has a lot interesting ingredients. Powdered Egg obviously because of the era, was the norm in some of the recipes.

Anything you fancy here?

There are also a few remedies too, just incase the “Giblet Pie” doesn’t agree with you.


It really is such an interesting book with little “quotes” throughout the pages. For example “Children and Chicken will always be picking”. And “Let the Ticking Clock Guide The Boiling Crock”

One last little gem in this book the size of my hand, is this advert for “Fennings” 

I am going to have this book in my bag at #antiquesroadshow just incase there is anyone to ask a little bit more of its origin. It’d be lovely to find out a little more, don’t you think?