6 comments on “A Cookbook for the Ages: Pumpkin and Pecan Pies from Craig Claiborne

  1. I think it’s great that you actually had a cookbook rebound. I have a favorite cookbook too and it is well on it’s way to being stained and battered. I like to tweak recipes too to suit my family’s tastes so there are lots of notes in the margins. I love when I can lay a cookbook down and it opens to the page I want automatically. I am not a fan of pecan pie plus my oldest is allergic to them, but the pumpkin sounds delicious. I’ll have to try adding some booze next time.

  2. My Mum was given her Constance Spry Cookery Book when she got married. It was first published in 1956 and is still going strong on Amazon (I checked). I have many memories of food cooked from recipes that book provided – it’s a piece of our shared family history. Amazing how food can do that…

  3. I have recently discovered using maple syrup instead of corn syrup in pecan pie. What a treat! The flavor of the pecans is not overshadowed by the heavy sugar of corn syrup. My husband loves it, too!

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