edacious

(cook)booksellers.

Charlottesville, Virginia · 16 Sales

edacious

(cook)booksellers.

Charlottesville, Virginia 16 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Books for cooks, gluttons, and the just plain hungry. Vintage cookbooks for every taste. Enclosed in archival-quality sleeves and backing. Whether you're an avid collector or interested in our edible past, edacious offers a slice of food history for everyone.

e·da·cious - /iˈdāSHəs/ - adjective. Of, relating to, or given to eating. From the Latin edere, to eat. Synonyms: voracious - gluttonous - ravenous - greedy - piggish.

Edacious has recipe books, advertising cookbooks & appliance manuals from the turn of the century to 1993. Edacious, one of those rare, wacky words used in relation to time and how piggish it can be. Edacious sells cookbooks that take you back to a time when "salad" meant cottage cheese and canned fruit and "30-minute meal" meant Cream of Something soup. I hope when you browse, you'll become as edacious about cookbooks as I am.

As a food writer, my obsession began when I poured over my mother's Betty Crocker cookbook as a child. I thought it was so cool Dwight & Mamie Eisenhower's favorite recipes were included (steak and potatoes and green beans...of COURSE). My passion for vintage recipes started with my first purchase of a farmer's wife cookbook published in 1870. Instructions for how to butcher and cook an ox were included. I was hooked.

Vintage cookbooks are not only collections of recipes, they are our history. Sometimes you find recipe relics long extinct, sometimes you find regrettable Jello-mold monstrosities, but all the time you find something to fawn over, or laugh about, or show someone. A real live cookbook carries the notes in the margin, the stains on the pages, the HISTORY of every time you make that favorite dish. I hope you enjoy browsing my collection.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES!*

Everything is shipped first class mail, lovingly packaged for your enjoyment. Softcover books are packaged in acid-free sleeves with backing boards for preservation. Hardcover books are preserved in acid-free book covers. Just like you’d get in your school library :) In addition to cookbooks, I offer my utmost, detailed attention and fast, personal service. Thank you for looking!

edacious Blog on Wordpress:
http://edaciousbooks.com

edacious on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/edacious

edacious on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/edaciousbooks

edacious on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/DinerofCville/edacious-cook-booksellers/

edacious on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/edacious/

I'm not just a (cook)bookseller, I'm also food writer.
http://thedinerofcville.com

*Shipping costs to Canada, UK, EU, and other countries reflect the cost of an 8 oz. package. Your costs may be more depending on weight. Most pamphlet books are 6 oz.

Announcement

Books for cooks, gluttons, and the just plain hungry. Vintage cookbooks for every taste. Enclosed in archival-quality sleeves and backing. Whether you're an avid collector or interested in our edible past, edacious offers a slice of food history for everyone.

e·da·cious - /iˈdāSHəs/ - adjective. Of, relating to, or given to eating. From the Latin edere, to eat. Synonyms: voracious - gluttonous - ravenous - greedy - piggish.

Edacious has recipe books, advertising cookbooks & appliance manuals from the turn of the century to 1993. Edacious, one of those rare, wacky words used in relation to time and how piggish it can be. Edacious sells cookbooks that take you back to a time when "salad" meant cottage cheese and canned fruit and "30-minute meal" meant Cream of Something soup. I hope when you browse, you'll become as edacious about cookbooks as I am.

As a food writer, my obsession began when I poured over my mother's Betty Crocker cookbook as a child. I thought it was so cool Dwight & Mamie Eisenhower's favorite recipes were included (steak and potatoes and green beans...of COURSE). My passion for vintage recipes started with my first purchase of a farmer's wife cookbook published in 1870. Instructions for how to butcher and cook an ox were included. I was hooked.

Vintage cookbooks are not only collections of recipes, they are our history. Sometimes you find recipe relics long extinct, sometimes you find regrettable Jello-mold monstrosities, but all the time you find something to fawn over, or laugh about, or show someone. A real live cookbook carries the notes in the margin, the stains on the pages, the HISTORY of every time you make that favorite dish. I hope you enjoy browsing my collection.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES!*

Everything is shipped first class mail, lovingly packaged for your enjoyment. Softcover books are packaged in acid-free sleeves with backing boards for preservation. Hardcover books are preserved in acid-free book covers. Just like you’d get in your school library :) In addition to cookbooks, I offer my utmost, detailed attention and fast, personal service. Thank you for looking!

edacious Blog on Wordpress:
http://edaciousbooks.com

edacious on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/edacious

edacious on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/edaciousbooks

edacious on Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/DinerofCville/edacious-cook-booksellers/

edacious on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/edacious/

I'm not just a (cook)bookseller, I'm also food writer.
http://thedinerofcville.com

*Shipping costs to Canada, UK, EU, and other countries reflect the cost of an 8 oz. package. Your costs may be more depending on weight. Most pamphlet books are 6 oz.

Jenée Libby

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Jenée Libby

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Liz

Liz on May 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Item came wrapped beautifully and quickly! Just as described. I would definitely purchase from this seller again.

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Cookbook Obsessed!

As a food writer, my obsession began when I poured over my mother's Betty Crocker cookbook as a child. I thought it was so cool Dwight & Mamie Eisenhower's favorite recipes were included (steak and potatoes and green beans...of COURSE).

My passion for vintage recipes started with my first purchase of a farmer's wife cookbook published in 1870. Instructions for how to butcher and cook an ox were included. I was hooked.

Vintage cookbooks are not only collections of recipes, they are our history. Sometimes you find recipe relics long extinct, sometimes you find regrettable Jello-mold monstrosities, but all the time you find something to fawn over, or laugh about, or show someone. A real live cookbook carries the notes in the margin, the stains on the pages, the HISTORY of every time you make that favorite dish. I hope you enjoy browsing my collection.

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  • Jenée Libby

    Owner, Head Cook And Waitress....

    I cook. I eat. I travel. And I write about it all: http://thedinerofcville.com

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2014
Thank you for shopping edacious (cook)booksellers! If you're here, you're as ravenous about vintage cookbooks as I am, so browse freely.

I sell collector-quality vintage cookbooks and other paper ephemera related to food, kitchens, cooking. Each book or paper item has a condition statement, which ranges from Fair, Good, Very Good, Excellent, and Collector's Item. Pricing is based on condition and rarity.

Softcover booklets and paper items are packaged in acid-free sleeves with backing boards for collection preservation, and secure shipping.

I'm here to answer any questions you may have. With so many buying choices on Etsy, I appreciate your business. Cheers!

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All items are shipped first class mail by the US Postal Service. Book and paper items weighing less than 13 ounces are shipped securely by envelope. Heavier items, or multiple items weighing more than 13 ounces will be shipped lovingly packaged in a box. I will respond to your purchase the same day, and you can expect your package to ship out the next day unless I indicate otherwise. I do offer combined shipping. I can also add insurance, or expedite shipping at extra cost. Just ask. If you have other specific questions about shipping times/costs, please contact me.
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