This is the oldest recipe notebook of my grandmother’s that I have.
9/3/08 update : I’ve just come across a page on Rose Syrup dated 24 October 1955! So it appears that this notebook was not started in December 1957 as I noted above. Grandmother did not fill in the pages sequentially, so the front page dated 22 December 1957 simply indicates that she had added in that information at that point.
In some of the entries on this blog, I’ve made some observations about changing perceptions of food in the decades that these cooking notes were made. Came across this British Nutrition Foundation page which points out some of the changes between 1952 and 1992.