December 30, 2012 3:17 PM Subscribe
When my grandparents passed away my family rediscovered an old family recipe book that my great grandfather wrote by hand in an old ledger.
The book is tattered and stained from use. The recipes range from cocktail sauce to homemade wine. I love it. I love the language and the vague temperatures and the strange ingredients. (Low oven? It's already on the floor.)
At the time, I photographed and scanned the entire thing and made some print copies for the family to share. But in the back of my mind I always thought it would make a great web site.
So here it is! Each week I'll be transcribing a new page for the site (and blogging / tweeting the updates)
For the technically curious, the site is built using a custom CMS using Silex
and a Markdown
to HTML to XML workflow. Updates are published automatically via git push. (anyone who's super curious should mefi-mail me with questions)
Role: programmer, designer, editor
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