We were on our way home and I wanted to stop at the goodwill store, we almost didn't buy anything but before we left we stopped into their book room, and as i was purusing their books, I saw a CIA (Culinary Institute of America Encyclopedia), I grabbed and even though its from 1950, and it was priced 5.00 I HAD to buy it. I felt it was there for me, yes there are a lot of recipes in there that are dated, and 50ish style, but there is so much in there that are timeless classic recipes.' The book is in overall good condition, pages are yellong, no missing pages, some staining and discoloration on the edges but overall good condition.
I know I am going to try the potato soup recipe, and some other recipes.
But I have been searching on ebay and Google for images of this book, it once upon a time had a dust jacket and a piece of that dust jacket has been used as a bookmark, but for being from the 1950s, its in good condition.
I started to just wonder what it was worth on a collectors market, and I have to say the law end was from 25.00 for a book that was printed after this one, with a different cover, but CIA cookbook from 1948 to 1950 are ranging from 25.00 on up to 125.00, and I'm really torn if I want to sell it or keep it.
Ever since starting to watch Cooking shows and shows like Dinner Impossible I have developed a love for cooking and experimenting on and with foods, most of the times its successful a few times I've flopped, but if you found something that you could probably make a few bucks on, but yet you really want to keep it for yourself.
And would you feel self conscious if you served your family or guests food and recipes from this cookbook?
What would you do?