Item #: j-2055
Plain Cooking
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Plain Cooking outside covers
This one-of-a-kind journal is upcycled from a discarded cookbook, "Plain Cooking," by Bill Randle.
I embellished the front cover with a tiny doll's dish and green and gold satin ribbon which serves as anchors for the stitches holding the blank  journal pages to the cover.
I bound the five signatures of pages (a term for groups of pages folded together) to the cover using long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine.
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open
                pages
The pages of the journal are hand torn from white paper to the size of the cover.
I include out-of-context quotes on several of the pages which may prompt written commentary or suggest particular recipes.

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home-cooking quote
Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information on the last page of the journal.

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                quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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myths
                quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought or recipe journey.


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inside
                cover
I used a copy onto cardstock of my original marker drawing to line the inside front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
 

inside back
On the last page of the journal is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.
The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark.  Notice that the beads are tiny glass green and yellow peppers. 

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bookmark
I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 9.5" x 6.25" x 1".

 
 
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