A Bookseller's Collection of Curious and Wonderful Recipes Forgotten Between the Pages
Perigee Books, Hardcover, 9780399160141, 193pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
By day, Michael Popek works in his family's used bookstore. By night, he's the voyeuristic force behind the websites ForgottenBookmarks and HandwrittenRecipes, where he shares the weird, wonderful objects he has found among the stacks at his store.
Handwritten Recipes is a treasury of Michael's most fascinating found recipes. You ll find classic Americana like pies and casseroles alongside ethnic mainstays such as Italian cookies, springerle, and German dumplings. Some are perfectly clear and complete, while others leave crucial elements like cooking times and ingredient measurements to the reader's imagination. You can venture to try any recipe, or just enjoy Popek's findings as a time capsule from kitchens of generations gone by.
"A fascinating, entertaining scrapbook of treasures discovered from within the pages of used books."
-Shelf Awareness on FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS
"This fascinating book offers intimate glimpses into other people’s lives, from the kitschy and the kooky to the achingly poignant. "
-The Tucson Citizen on FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS
"...a treasure for the bibliophile..."
-The Albany Times Union on FORGOTTEN BOOKMARKS