Books are seldom read by people today since there is an easier way to access knowledge on various online platforms on the internet. People find it boring to read the saturated text in old pages of books, as they settle for reading a summarized and more direct information available on the internet. Since the demand for reading manuals has declined, there are books left behind without recognizing their value. Many of which are cookbooks dated from the time of ancient history, ancestors, even grandparents’ era. These manuals have a seal of genuine authors who devoted their time to write them for edification and knowledge. Although some concepts are obsolete, they still hold significant knowledge applicable in their designated time. Those tomes are not only beneficial but also crucial in building the foundation of our time.
Old cooking recipe manuals are a collection of hundreds of different methods of preparing, cooking, and preserving foods. Manuals only not contain recipes, also the manner of serving is carefully stated to give a pleasant service. These guide manuals are treasures from the past that led people to success. Preserving them will keep proof of timeline, and retaining a hard copy is a solid basis of knowledge from the past. Since book pages are susceptible to external factors like heat or moisture, it is important to store them in places that are far from fire or water. Those that are too old must be covered with plastic materials carefully not to damage their parts. Arranging them wisely according to their size or weight is imperative to avoid being confined too much.
A tendency to slip the pages is likely to happen, especially when people holding it are tactless. Being around humans will end up having physical damage rather than damage caused by natural degradation. Keep it away as much as possible, especially to children, for these young monsters can rip it off easily when left unattended in the open. Absolute security in storing them with identification of the date of publication to keep track of their whereabouts. No matter how old or dusty, preservation is paramount for future use. A faculty of knowledge that helps the world to stand, not crumbling. Librarians have creative ways to preserve the books, and asking them for additional methods is wise.
Some tomes have different coverings with exotic materials used, as it is better to ask an expert the best alternative material for renovation. Using the wrong material, not compatible with outside covering could ruin the surface. The history of these cooking guidelines is not completely known, so a delicate treatment would be appreciated by past authors if they are still alive. Those written pages are their pride even in the afterlife, as a personal contribution for mankind. Skeletons may dance under the grave if the authors will know that their books are being preserved. There is no greater self-fulfillment than knowing your purpose has lived on to the next generations. A matter of noble pride that depicts advocacy for a lifetime.
Even the kings before were served with these guidebooks; there are ethics of dining, as well as moral conduct. A remembrance of a beautiful past that is no longer admired, not retained by young minds because there is no importance except the written contribution of history. Besides, all these guidebooks are no longer produced like an old souvenir or figurines displayed on grandma’s wooden table. Buried in the hearts and minds of a passing generation while it remains unnoticed in public libraries or family bookshelf.
Some old tomes are transferred on the internet since everything that is uploaded is permanently preserved as long as you have the technology to access it. Storing it on an internet platform will not only guarantee a permanent place, but it can be accessible to everyone wherever they are. There is no cost, unlike buying solid covering materials for the book, as it takes time, effort, and money. If you want to be efficient, taking advantage of modern devices will make it easier or cheaper for you to preserve them.
Either way, whether storing them electronically or conventionally, the security of these old things will always be threatened if someone will try to destroy them, that’s the reason why we preserve and secure them, right?