Gifts for the analog cook: Letterpress recipe cards, box and binder
The letterpress business 1canoe2 makes some appealing gifts for cooks who haven't yet entered the digital age or for those who prefer analog when it comes to their kitchens. Everything is printed on an old Chandler & Price letterpress in a big red barn in mid-Missouri.
Some people like recipe boxes. Others prefer to keep recipes in binders. 1canoe2 has letterpress versions for both kinds of cooks.
A letterpress recipe card binder kit ($46) includes a 10-by-7-inch binder in heavy chipboard, eight tab dividers and 40 blank recipe cards. The cover is printed in four colors and inside covers note useful shortcuts and substitutions.
Letterpress recipe cards and box ($46) includes a handmade wooden box and 42 letterpress recipe cards printed in six colors, plus seven divider tabs. Packs of extra cards are $15. If you already have the box, you can buy additional cards and dividers ($29).
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-- S. Irene Virbila
Photos: Recipe box and cards. Credit: 1canoe2