Alma Lach’s Culinary Library
Of particular interest to Alma were cookbooks produced by church groups. There are well over 100 of them in her collection. Alma was as interested in this genre as she was in the best-selling, classic cookbooks because she felt that the recipes in them were tried and true and therefore could be trusted.
Following the success of her Hows and Whys of French Cooking, Alma began research for a cookbook she tentatively titled The Two Great Cuisines – French and Chinese. Her collection reflects her extensive work in these areas with hundreds of cookbooks on these two cuisines, in a variety of languages, many heavily annotated by her with notes and changes as she tested recipes.