Don't think decorating your kitchen with original antique prints is out of your budget. The top pastry chefs in Germany in the late 1800s and early 1900s (J.M. Erich Weber, Adolf Heckmann and Carl Krackhart, along with countless others) all published wonderful cookbooks rich with original prints at the back of the cookbook perfect for framing, as they were only printed on one side. Later editions of the same cookbook often had those same prints in black and white, but the earlier editions of the cookbooks published the prints in color. The printing company of Heinrich Killinger in Leipzig and Nordhausen specialized in pastry cookbooks, and the illustrations are gorgeous. Although an original Heinrich Killinger cookbook may set you back around $200, the cookbooks can contain dozens and dozens of prints (I love to cost average!) bringing the cost per print to even under $10. The Killinger publishing house also published other specialty and "how to" books, and they are often full of beautiful prints. And, of course, the added bonus is you have a wonderful recipe book full of of hundreds and hundreds of pastry recipes from the top Konditors/Pastry Chefs in Germany in the early 1900s (in German, of course, but if you can't translate you can go to any one of a number of websites out there that will translate for you like www.babelfish.com. Try looking for the cookbooks on eBay or a website specializing in antique and hard-to-find books like www.zvab.com.
Welcome to Living Tastefully’s “Antique of the Week” page. Our love of antiques is reflected in every aspect of our everyday lives. We are passionate about collecting and also love functional antiques that can actually be used and not only admired. Hopefully we can inspire you to incorporate antiques in your home and your life to add charm and beauty to your surroundings.