Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Between my Recipes, Soiled Pages Speak Volumes

The worst offending page contains my all-time favorite banana bread recipe.
From "Samples from S.A.M.P.L. (Staff Association of the Middleton Public Library)

Between the Recipes, Scribbles Speak Volumes. (The New York Times, 1/28/2013)

Excerpt:     People who wouldn’t dream of writing in other books don’t hesitate to edit (“add ½ t. cayenne”), write reviews (“never again”) and even note special occasions (“anniversary party ’84”) next to recipes. Whether practical, historical, sentimental or smudged with chocolate ganache, marginalia in cookbooks can tell the story of a life and be a lasting memorial to the scribbler.

Occasionally -- and I'm very inconsistent about it -- I'll note the date when I first tried a recipe.

From "The Fix-It and Forget-It (TM) Cookbook"

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