Whats your oldest cookbook or cooking utensil?

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(...)the original ones were wooden, which doesn't make sense to me why somebody would use wood in the construction of a cooking vessel..
Wood isn't as heavy as copper or iron and has a special feeling when you touch it, what many people prefer over metal or plastic grips.

My oldest cookbook is from 1989, everything about cheese and what you can make out of it.
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My oldest is a copy of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, first published in 1861, mine is reprint from the 1960's. It's massive! It's also nearly impossible to use as the indexing is awful, the processes very outdated - often using cast iron pots in front of a fire, with very vague measurements - but covers absolutely everything and is an interesting read.....stuffed hedgehog anyone???? :roflmao:
 

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These cake molds belonged to my maternal grandmother and they are probably over 60 years old. She didn't bake a lot and I don't either so they are still in good shape. The one on the left says "Made in Mozambique".
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My cutlery set if the one my maternal grandparents got as a wedding gift. They never used them so they are in perfect shape. Once again, they are over 60 years old, probably 80?!
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This is a set of cookbooks that my paternal grandfather "glued" into one. The cover is missing but the first book is from 1924 and only has codfish recipes. Inside it there was a pic of my maternal grandmother, taken in Mozambique on 1/1/1955.
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