1977 moosewood cookbook

Last week organic carrots were on sale and I bought three pounds. The colder weather has me thinking about soup and wandering around the internet looking for some fresh recipes. I found a couple of references to The Moosewood Cookbook carrot soup, specifically that the originally published version was much tastier than the one found in later printings.

1977 moosewood cookbook

I picked up the original version this morning at my library and Oh My Goodness is it ever beautiful! All 221 pages are hand lettered and illustrated. We are talking tons of text, right down to the table of contents and index. Every recipe has some type of illustration: some simple, some super ornate.

1977 moosewood cookbook

Can you imagine anyone taking the time to hand letter that much text these days? The only person who comes to mind is SARK.

1977 moosewood cookbook

I had a hard time choosing only four pages to show you. If I could, I would have posted half of the book! I haven’t tried the carrot soup recipe yet. I’ll let you know when I do!

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2 Responses to original 1977 moosewood cookbook

  1. Maggie says:

    I used to have one of the Moosewood cookbooks, I wonder what ever happened to it… it looks so lovely

  2. Annette says:

    an ornate cookbook always seems to make the recipes more wonderful.