How can I save an old cookbook?
June 29, 2012 7:38 AM Subscribe
So I've been given a well-loved copy of the 1937 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. Along with the cookbook are a bunch of recipes handwritten on random scraps of paper, such as napkins and envelopes. What should I do with all this?
posted by jcatus to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The cookbook is mostly intact; the cover's dirty and torn but the contents are in good shape. The handwritten recipes are pretty fragile.
I've really enjoyed thumbing through the recipes but although I'm an avid cook, I've been afraid to actually use them because of their condition.
Ideally, I'd like to preserve as much of it as I can, in a state that I can use rather than something to store on a shelf. Any thoughts, Hive Mind?