I have a real thing for vintage cookbooks, and it has absolutely nothing to do with cooking! Don't get me wrong, I like to cook, but I am a pinch of this and a pinch of that sort of gal. I cook generally with my senses... if it looks good, smells good, tastes good, then it's good! I don't usually care for the rigidity of a recipe.
So why do I love vintage cookbooks? For the illustrations of course! Below are some favorites, all illustrated by Kay Lovelace. Her work always puts a smile on my face, and I hope it will do the same for you!