Dr Oetker Nostalgia

This morning I was cleaning cookbooks—note, please, that the kitchen is the worst possible place to keep cookbooks, they get totally nasty and greasy—and I found this:

Dr. Oetker Schulkochbuch

For those of you who do not read Suetterlin with ease, the title is “Dr. Oetker Schulkochbuch” (Dr. Oetker’s Teaching Cookbook). This is the fourth edition from 1937. While the title is in Suetterlin, the text is in Fraktur, also hard for this child of the 20th century to read.

Dr. Oetker was a chemist who invented and packaged baking powder in the 1890s. Today the Oetker-Gruppe is a multinational corporation that has divisions in food, drink, shipping, insurance and finance.

The vanilla sugar is good.


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