Inspired by Pim over at chezpim I decided to check out the second hand bookstores to see what old cook books I could find. A very dismal selection I'm sorry to say. The usual collection of books with pretty pictures that people buy and then never use. Happily, I did find two books I'm quite pleased with.
Menus A Trois - The Soup, Bread and Salad Cookbook - written by Julia Older and Steve Sherman, published in 1987, but the recipes are still relevant in 2005. Fifty complete meals featuring one soup, one bread and one salad. Exactly how I like to eat for weekend lunches. The bonus is a paragraph on the back cover by our loved Mary Frances (MFK Fisher).
......and Evergreen - Classic Vegetarian Cookery by Annie Bell . Published in 1992 it was shortlisted for the Glenfiddich and Andre Simon Awards.
They both have some great sounding recipes so I look forward to trying them out.