Detroit Times Cookbook 1931 Edition Published by The Detroit Times John F. Cuneu Company Vintage Recipes Cookbook

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Step into a culinary time capsule with the Detroit Times Cookbook, 1931 Edition. There are 244 pages of vintage recipes in this hardback book, which The Detroit Times and the John F. Cuneo Company both produced. A unique feature of this cookbook is the blank pages left for the owner to add personal favorite recipes, and indeed, the previous owner has lovingly filled these spaces with handwritten recipes, adding a personal touch to this collection.

Each recipe within this book is a reflection of the era's home cooking, offering a delightful mix of nostalgia and timeless culinary wisdom. Despite showing much wear and kitchen stains, indicative of its extensive use and love over the years, this cookbook remains in good condition, with legible recipes and a charm that only a well-used kitchen companion can possess.


  • Publisher: The Detroit Times, John F. Cuneo Company
  • Year: 1931
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1 inches
  • Condition: binding issues, with tanning of pages, stains on book boards, and random spotting. 

Four Key Features:

  1. Historic Recipes: A collection of reader-submitted recipes from the early 20th century.
  2. Personalized Touch: Blank pages and added handwritten recipes give this book a unique character.
  3. Culinary Heritage: A glimpse into the home cooking and food culture of the 1930s.
  4. Collector's Item: A must-have for those who appreciate the history and evolution of American cuisine.

Beyond The Final Page:

The Detroit Times Cookbook is more than just a compilation of recipes; it's a storybook of the past, told through the tastes and traditions of home cooks. It's a journey through time, offering a chance to recreate and savor dishes that have been cherished for generations.


Please note, this vintage item has been previously loved and shows signs of wear, as is typical for pieces of its age. The cover displays wear, but the rich content inside remains intact and glorious. Refer to the photos for a closer look, and feel free to reach out with any questions or for more details.



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