Community cookbooks are the most fun to collect and share. This beautiful one from Senshin Buddhist Temple is a reflection of collective thought from generations of women’s organizations that produced cookbooks, without the benefit of computers and word processors. Many favorite recipes from those earlier books have been reprinted here to share the recipes with a new audience.
It is fun noting the changes in our eating habits over the years. Jello was very popular in the ’60s and replaced by an abundance of mochi recipes today. The 8-1/2" x 11" size, three-ring binder format will make it easy for readers to add additional recipes to the 400 already included. And when making a recipe, you can remove it from its section and slip it into the plastic cover view window to protect it from getting soiled.
Each food section, like Desserts, begins with the Asian recipes, but also includes favorite dishes from potlucks and multicultural blended families. There is also a Glossary of Asian food terms. Also included is information about food, especially as it relates to Buddhism.
It is a hefty book and requires additional shipping rates (select the drop down menu for shipping), but it is well worth it.
Plastic binder: 206 pp.