I recently bought what looked like old typed menus from an very vintage café. As I opened the bag, it became clear to me that not only was their menus but also their cookbook! As I tried to scan the notebook the cover came off in my hand, but the pages are intact….wonderful recipes, and some that sound really terrible, ones I have never heard of, how about you?
The Orman Café in Virginia, Minnesota owned by E. J Erickson and Bert Arfstrom, a couple of fine Scandinavians….from the prices I would have to say early 1900’s? Enjoy! ( Click on each image to enlarge)
They even had an ad….they were very proud of their establishment, and by the looks of this book, it was around a long time.
look at the prices…..wow…..
and of course the daily specials all typed neat….
Then in the back of the book….the recipes….you can tell by how they are written they knew these dishes by heart.
some child’s scribbling along the way…..
And a recipe for Lye Soap…..
All of this proudly kept thru the generations, it makes me sad when items like this end up in an antique store and perhaps there are no more descendants to give them to…I will treasure it though. I hope if they can see what has become of their sweet book that they are happy that the world can share it now….not just the folks of Virginia, Minnesota. :)
I am going to sit down and read all of the recipes, if there are any that sound luscious I will bring them here to my blog…:) Thanks again for stopping in…:)