Announcement Welcome to Home Ec Class specializing in vintage cookbooks, kitchen paraphernalia, children’s books and textbooks. Open one of these books and you are instantly transported to another time and place through food. Ok class, open your books….
Welcome to Home Ec Class specializing in vintage cookbooks, kitchen paraphernalia, children’s books and textbooks. Open one of these books and you are instantly transported to another time and place through food. Ok class, open your books….
Barbara Sheppard on Dec 10, 2016
Cannot wait to use the recipes. I had this cookbook back in the day.
Keeping faith with the grace of the table by sharing the love of cooking
My very first cookbook was the Betty Crocker's Boys and Girls Cookbook. It was given to me by my aunt - a Home Economist! I don’t know what other little girls growing up in the 1970s did for fun, but my best friend and I spent many happy days playing “cooking show!” a’la Julia Child – Hello Food Network.
As a mom, food has always been an important part of who we were as a family. When discussing a birthday or other family event, the menu was always the first thing to consider. I have fond memories of planning special menus like a Beatrix Potter inspired first birthday or our DVD nights (Disney Video Dinners) – spaghetti and meatballs with Lady and the Tramp was a favorite. As the kids got older, elaborate Halloween party food was fun to plan.
Thus, it was wrenching when a family member developed the cruel and vicious disease of an eating disorder. Family meals, once a time for gathering together and fun, became a grim task full or stress and sadness. It was during this time I started my Etsy shop, Home EC Class. It was my small rebellion against the many forces in our lives that was stripping food of its fun, its familial bonds, and its inherent ability to nurture. Reading through my collection of cookbooks I had gathered over the years, and others I have managed to put my hands on to post on my Etsy has been FUN. It reminds me of the joy that comes from cooking, eating and sharing food together. It gives me hope that everyone in our family, and everyone who suffers from this awful, awful disease will eventually be able to see food again that way. In the meantime, funds generated from this store have helped pay for treatment and it has helped me to keep faith in the grace of the table.
I got hooked collecting cookbooks while working for the Cooperative Extension Service organizing their home economics reference library. I have been thrifting and collecting, some might say hoarding, since high school.
Anyways one of the best parts of this shop is trying to research each item to learn its history. If you know something about the history of an item listed or have a memory you want to share. I’d love to hear from you. Also if you have any questions about the policies or listings please convo me and I will get back to you right away.
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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