The Omnivore's Recipe Keeper: A Treasury for Favorite Meals and Kitchen Resources

by Celia Sack

Ten Speed Press | October 29, 2013 | Wire Coil/Wire Combination

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A recipe organizer for home cooks from San Francisco’s beloved Omnivore Books on Food, featuring ample storage and writing space, handy charts, charming vintage art, and culinary references. 

Less than two years after opening Omnivore Books on Food, Celia Sack has become an integral part of the food-and-wine culture of the Bay Area—and Omnivore is arguably the most influential cookbook store in the country. With The Omnivore’s Recipe Keeper, Celia has created a practical, charming, and highly collectable recipe collector, assembled with the same thoughtfulness and insight as her famed book collection. It contains strong, well-made folders and plentiful space for pasting or writing recipes, as well as wonderful vintage images culled from 19th- and 20th-century cookbooks. Also featuring helpful charts and diagrams, as well as guest recipes from culinary stars (Frank Bruni, Ken Furusawa, David Lebovitz, Deborah Madison, Cindy Pawlcyn, Karen Solomon, Frank Stitt, and Paula Wolfert), the recipe keeper serves as a go-to reference and kitchen companion, and a must-have for the legions of Celia’s fans.

Format: Wire Coil/Wire Combination

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.05 × 8.43 × 1.34 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607740281

ISBN - 13: 9781607740285

Found in: Food and Drink

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The Omnivore's Recipe Keeper: A Treasury for Favorite Meals and Kitchen Resources

by Celia Sack

Format: Wire Coil/Wire Combination

Dimensions: 144 pages, 10.05 × 8.43 × 1.34 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607740281

ISBN - 13: 9781607740285

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Introduction   We are all recipe collectors.   The trouble is that we don’t always remember where those recipes are, whether scribbled on a scrap of paper stuck into the middle of last summer’s beach read or on a computer print-out stuffed between many like it on the cookbook shelf. I know my grandmother’s recipe for brownies is somewhere in my house. Is it in a drawer in the kitchen? In the “Letters from G-ma” file? Or did I lend it to my sister? We need some order to the madness of our recipe collections, and that is what I hope to provide for you.   In The Omnivore’s Recipe Keeper you’ll find not only space for cutting, pasting, and storing your favorite recipes but also useful cooking resources such as measurement conversions and roasting guidelines. Scattered throughout are wonderful food images culled from my personal library of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-, century cookbooks. I’ve mined the depths of food books in my collection to show you some of my favorite color lithographs of rich Victorian cakes, turn-of-the-century Dutch poster stamps, matchbox covers from hip 1940s-era Japanese cocktail lounges, and much more. What I found delights me and reminds me why I collect these books in the first place–there’s both a whimsy and a charming seriousness to vintage food books, as you’ll see here.   In short, this is a collector’s Collector–a mix of utility and
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A recipe organizer for home cooks from San Francisco’s beloved Omnivore Books on Food, featuring ample storage and writing space, handy charts, charming vintage art, and culinary references. 

Less than two years after opening Omnivore Books on Food, Celia Sack has become an integral part of the food-and-wine culture of the Bay Area—and Omnivore is arguably the most influential cookbook store in the country. With The Omnivore’s Recipe Keeper, Celia has created a practical, charming, and highly collectable recipe collector, assembled with the same thoughtfulness and insight as her famed book collection. It contains strong, well-made folders and plentiful space for pasting or writing recipes, as well as wonderful vintage images culled from 19th- and 20th-century cookbooks. Also featuring helpful charts and diagrams, as well as guest recipes from culinary stars (Frank Bruni, Ken Furusawa, David Lebovitz, Deborah Madison, Cindy Pawlcyn, Karen Solomon, Frank Stitt, and Paula Wolfert), the recipe keeper serves as a go-to reference and kitchen companion, and a must-have for the legions of Celia’s fans.

About the Author

Celia Sack is the owner of Omnivore Books on Food, which offers over 2,000 new, antiquarian, and collectible books on food and drink.


ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Susan Fleming is a freelance photographer and graphic designer who lives in Oakland, California. Visit susanflemingdesign.com.
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