When treasured kitchen tiles, painted with handwritten recipes, were recovered from an old family home a daughter-in-law and granddaughter were inspired to share them.
Made with Words: Stories and Recipes from a Kitchen Wall is a celebration of a talented and gracious Midwestern cook, Barbara Blue, whose life has been dedicated to hospitality and feeding souls. The book is a combination of beautiful photos of the handwritten recipe tiles and engaging stories based on interviews with Barbara.
Through her keen recollections each story paints a picture of life in a Midwest kitchen in the 1960s and 70s. The kitchen table was a place to linger and chat and try out new recipes like Lemon Bars or the latest soup recipe from the Successful Farmer magazine. Barbara reminisces about the relationships with all the cooks whose names she documented on her kitchen tiles.
As the introduction suggests in the quote from Julia Child, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” You’ll be inspired to create these vintage recipes for your own family and take a culinary walk down memory lane.