It’s no secret that I have some German in my blood. What gave it away…my last name? Well, I like to bask in my German heritage which sometimes leads me on scavenger hunts for Germanesque stuff and junk—which often end up as props on set.
I ran across this beautiful old (1917 to be exact) handwritten cookbook and I couldn’t resist. The cover title “Koch Recepte” literally means “Boiling Prescriptions.” I’m not sure where to go with that…was boiling a popular craze in the early 1900’s or is it just an odd German to English translation?
The penmanship in this book is wonderful and I fell in love with the well-used and aged pages. Apparently there were two or three contributors to the writing in the book based on the different handwriting styles. I’d like to think it was a sweet old couple who enjoyed cooking (or boiling) together and trying new recipes. Can you image what life was like before the AllRecipes.com app?
So, what’s a food photographer gonna do with this neat old cookbook? Setup a still life or two, of course.
Most recently a page from this book found its way into a shoot we did just last week for an editorial client, but those images won’t be public for another eleven months though, so feel free to check back with me then.
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