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Books for cooks, gluttons, and the just plain hungry. Gently used vintage cookbooks for every taste. e·da·cious – /iˈdāSHəs/ – adjective. Of, relating to, or given to eating. From the Latin edere, to eat. Synonyms: voracious – gluttonous – ravenous – greedy – piggish.

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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.

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.

Everything is shipped Priority 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 bookcovers. 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!

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