Many of my cookbooks have rainbows of Post-it Notes on the tops and sides, poking out.
Personally, I think they invented Post-it notes for that very purpose.
I admit to buying some of my cookbooks simply because of the name, they sounded obscure and funky.
A few years back I stumbled onto a bunch of wonderful gems in a second hand bookstore, they were all kind of weird and wonderful. There was a complete book of chafing dish recipes, one which was all about the joy of cocktails, and so on.
This particular book is called Mary Meade's Magic Recipes for the Electric Blender by Ruth Ellen Church and was first published in 1952, reissued in 1956 (a very good year) and again in 1965.
I made this recipe, Liptauer Cheese' for NPA this week, as it so happened, I had all the ingredients.
The book says this is 'a continental specialty for your nicest parties'.
Recipe: Liptauer Cheese
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 pound cream cheese, broken up
1/4 lb softened butter
1 tablespoon anchovy paste
1 teaspoons capers
1 shallots or 1 small onion, quartered - I used 4 green onions instead
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons caraway seed
Whip to a smooth blend. Mold this mixture in a bowl if you like.
I served this with some crackers.