Were there recipe books earlier?A thought came to mind when I was recalling thevarious appliances that first entered our home and the free recipe book that always came with the initial brands of mixies in the market - when did recipe books get printed first? We have heard about how generations of ladies jotted down ingredients and how to cook in a notebook, learning fascinating dishes from their grandmothers, mothers, and, after marriage, from mothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, etc.
Now there are plenty of blogs, vlogs, YouTube videos and so on devoted exclusively to cooking a variety of cuisine. Recipe books do get published from time to time, but perhaps are no longer in demand other than, perhaps, by keen home cooks and professional chefs.
Do any of you have any old published printed recipe book of yesteryears?