A Lifetime’s Worth of Recipe Collection
This large plastic tray containing my lifetime’s worth collection of recipe cut-outs, index cards with my handwritten recipes, consumer product labels with recipes and torn-out pages of culinary magazines weighs a little under 4 pounds.
This tray of recipes along with my 100+ cooking magazines and a desk load of culinary books are the things that I hoard since I was a teenager.
I remember starting to write down on scratch papers and tiny notebooks all the recipes from the chefs I watched on television and never passed up a box or canned food label without cutting out the recipes. And everything started from when I was 12 years old all the way until… well, until 5 years ago.
As I said before, I am a self-taught baker. I am a baker first and second, a chef. If you all look closely at this picture, almost all the recipes here are for desserts and baked goods. And although now that I no longer look, review and make these commercial recipes from these stash, I believe I will continue to keep these treasure trove until the time comes that I am obliged to hand over these treasures to someone who has the passion as I have in baking and cooking may it be to my future children or whoever wins the raffle I will hold while I am on my death bed!
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- sewhite said: So great:) Someone will be very lucky one day to acquire such a treasure.
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- quango-bingo said: This is a lovely thing, Jeannie :)
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- isli said: wonderful sentiments, Jeannie!
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- amchphotography said: Look at all those little treasures!!! <3
- 49thparallelblues said: Awesome that you kept them all Jeannie! Confession: I have a shoebox full of clipping too! :)
- dizzymaiden said: My grandmother, mother and I have file cabinets full of recipes. Feel like I should pull out the best and create a book.
- self-xpression said: This is fantastic, Jeannie!!
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