Főzni Segitek. 1000 kitünő recept

Open cookbook against a black background with various newspaper clippings and handwritten notes scattered around it. The book has handwritten notes in blue ink on the left page and a printed recipe on the right.

Margit Löbl (Hungarian, Israeli). Főzni Segitek. 1000 kitünő recept [Cooking Help. 1000 Outstanding Recipes]. First and second editions bound together, with newspaper clippings. (1953) 1957. Tel Aviv. TX724 .L63 1953.
Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, Special & Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

Only three libraries are known to hold Margit Löbl’s cookbook. The cookbook includes recipes and guidelines written for “interested and progressive,” Hungarian speaking Israeli home cooks in the 1950s. Löbl aimed to help housewives maintain a varied and healthy diet at home. In between the recipes, there is space for advertisements of a broad variety of products and services, such as corsets or radio services. The Price Library’s copy preserves evidence of its former owner, through additional handwritten recipes, newspaper clippings from Hungarian newspapers, such as Új Kelet (New East/Beginning) from the late 1960s, and a German reparations card belonging either to the owner or a relative.

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