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Will e-books ever fully replace the real thing?

I get the convenience and portability of e-readers and tablets, but this week end I was reminded of why I love print media in bound paper form.

There’s a second-hand bookstore that I love in east Toronto. You know the kind – stacks of books from floor to ceiling on every possible topic. I was perusing the collection of older and antiquarian books and was charmed by a 1922 edition of Good Housekeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes and Household Discoveries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This volume is a treasure trove of miscellany and arcane household tips, and came packed full of ephemera (old newspaper clippings, treasured recipes in spidery handwriting, and even some vintage labels for fruit preserves).

 

 

 

 

Here is a sample menu provided for a Tuesday in September ( a couple of recipes follow) – enjoy!

BREAKFAST

Bananas

Ready-to-eat Cereal     Top Milk

Chipped Beef of Toast

Coffee

LUNCHEON

American Beauty Salad        Mayonnaise

Raisin Bran Bread Sandwiches

Grapes

Wafers     Iced Chocolate

DINNER

Stuffed Steak        Mashed Potatoes

Spanish String Beans

Turnips Hollandaise

Fresh Peach Pie

Coffee

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