Cookbook Swap at Altadena Farmers’ Market

Sep 29, 2014

old-fashioned-cookJoseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology is partnering with the Altadena Farmers’ Market on October 1st, to present the inaugural Fall Cookbook Swap.

Every type of cuisine-related books are welcome: cookbooks, cooking reference books, and even food memoirs. Whatever number of books are donated are the number that one is allowed to swap out.

Haven’t used that copy of The Way to a Good Table; Electric Cookery (1938) in a decade or so? Maybe Marie Harrison’s Cook and Be Cool (1928) has gathered a thick layer of dust or Harlequin Book’s The Pocket Purity Cookbook (1950) just doesn’t satisfy your palate any longer. We know parting with a cookbook, even if it has been ignored and neglected for decades, feels almost dishonorable, but we propose courage. Think of the sumptuous treats and dishes unknown and unrealized until you remove the cookbook from the shelf (with a mixture of love and guilt), drive to and park on Palm Street, bravely make the walk, make the swap, then turn the page…imagine the ingredients, the ensuing smells, the finished meal, and, finally, the gratified and satiated appetite. Guilt dissolves and a new love affair blooms…

Fall Cookbook Swap
Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 4-7 p.m.
Altadena Farmers’ Market, Loma Alta Park
600 W. Palm St., Altadena 91001
For details, visit Cookbook Swap on Facebook

Find more info at Altadena Farmer’s Market and The Institute of Domestic Technology










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