One problem with modern cookbooks is they assume you have electricity to power your kitchen appliances. What if the power is out and you can’t use your microwave or blender? What is the best way to heat or blend a particular ingredient without power? This is just one of the many reasons why you should look for old cookbooks at yard sales, flea markets, and used bookstores.
The Survival Mom recently published an article with 7 reasons to buy old cookbooks. It also includes links to some new cookbooks that take power outages into account, and there’s even a list of resources for people who don’t know how to cook without power.
Lisa writes, “I keep my eye out for old cookbooks when I go to thrift stores or garage sales. They are part of the books we keep on hand for reference material and I like to buy old cookbooks for many reasons. By ‘old,’ I mean cookbooks from the early 1980’s or earlier.” Follow the link below to keep reading.