Search Light Recipe Book by Household Topeka, Kansas 1949 Capper Publications

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Explore culinary traditions with the "Search Light Recipe Book," published in 1949 by Capper Publications in Topeka, Kansas. This hardcover, thumb-tabbed cookbook brings 320 pages of diverse recipes to your kitchen. It's a collector’s gem, with additional handwritten, taped, and stapled recipes by its previous owners, each page narrating a story of family meals and gatherings.

Key Details:

  • Title: Search Light Recipe Book
  • Publisher: Capper Publications
  • Publication Year: 1949
  • Format: Hardcover, thumb-tabbed
  • Page Count: 320
  • Condition: Minor wear and food spatters; includes additional personal recipes

Why This Cookbook is a Treasure:

  1. Experience cooking practices and favored dishes from the post-war American era.
  2. Enjoy a unique touch with personal recipes added by previous owners, enhancing the cookbook’s charm.
  3. More than a collector’s item, this cookbook invites you to recreate and savor historical recipes.


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Embark on a Culinary Exploration:

"The Search Light Recipe Book" offers a delightful mix of tradition and personal history, making it an essential addition to both modern and vintage kitchens. Discover and share the rich flavors of the past with family and friends through this treasured cookbook.


This vintage item has been previously loved and shows signs of wear typical of aged pieces. I encourage you to view the pictures as a guide and reach out with any questions or for additional photos.

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