Just retrieved my Grandma's cookbook.
When I was a child I thought it was kinda of a sorcery book (the black cover and its saved-from-a-wreckship appearence obviously contributed alot), thus making of Granma a sort of witch.
Unfortunately for my childish fantasies and luckily for my tongue, she was simply an exceptional cook and her cookbook - as I discovered only recently - is the 12th edition of the most famous best-seller of Italian kitchen since its first edition in 1929, "Il Talismano della Felicità - The Talisman of Happiness" by Ada Boni.
It's still published, updated and well sold till nowadays. But this copy obviously is of a great value to me because it dates to her marriage and is plenty of her handwritten notes and recipes.
Julie had Julia's cookbook, Kuki's got Grandma's!