Since 1910 the 'Wannee kookboek' is the elementary cookbook in the Netherlands. It's been updated and is still published today. It was written for girls at domestic science schools. When I heard about it I was eager to get a copy from the fifties, the time my mom learned cooking.
Last Friday I received my copy from a second hand book store. It's the 14th edition and it's fascinating. It's like traveling back in time. I love how simple things were: not that much kitchen utensils and not too many ingredients. It's very seasonal, straightforward and honest cooking.
Today I made chocolate custard. I was surprised the cacao and the cornstarch in my cupboard are of the exact same brands as mentioned in the recipe. I wonder if the package changed ;) And I know, I should decorate these deserts, but they are too delicious to disturb.
I'm really pleased with this book and will make a lot more from it.