General Purpose, Joy of Cooking

There have been a quite a number of excellent general purpose cookbooks published over the years, and we will try to offer them here. Two milestone books, the so-called Fannie Farmer Cookbook, and the Joy of Cooking, deserve special attention. Both are still in print in updated versions and most of the older editions are still popular. Certain editions of the Betty Crocker's Cookbook also continue to be popular.

A good history of the various editions of Joy of Cooking is on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joy_of_Cooking.

A word of caution: This category of cookbook invites passions fueled by familiarity, nostalgia and generational prejudice. We have seen mothers and daughters have words over whether the "light blue" Joy of Cooking is better than the later "white" cover edition. We have seen someone roll their eyes and argue when their mother said that The Settlement Cookbook will be found on the bookshelf of every Jewish-American household.




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Betty Crocker's Cookbook ("pie" cover, ring binder, VG+ )

by Betty Crocker's kitchen staff, Golden Press, terrific copy, ninth 1971 printing of the classic 1969 publication. An instant hit, the book was a...
$34.00

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Betty Crocker's New Picture Book VG+ (1961)

by "Betty Crocker," McGraw Hill, first edition, second printing, 1961. An amazing Very-Good-Plus condition copy of this hard to find classic....
$100.00

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Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book (1950 facsimile)

by "Betty Crocker," MacMillan, 1998. Hardback with spatter-proof red cover, no DJ as issued. General Foods, seeking to capitalize on the popularity...
$12.00

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Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book (1950)

by "Betty Crocker," MacMillan, first edition, fifth printing of 1950 publication. Wonderfully preserved condition! Hardback with spatter-proof red...
$40.00

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Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - WITH DJ! Ring Binder (1950)

by "Betty Crocker," McGraw-Hill, eighth printing of 1950 publication. Hardback with spatter-proof red cover, with hard-to-find DJ. Color photos and...
$85.00

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Cook's Illustrated Annual Cookbook 1993

by the editors of Cooks Illustrated, Boston Commons Press, 1993. Hardback, no DJ as issued. This is a bound volume of the magazine's yearly issues....
$12.00

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Cook's Illustrated Annual Cookbook 1994

by the editors of Cooks Illustrated, Boston Commons Press, 1994. Hardback, no DJ as issued. This is a bound volume of the magazine's yearly issues....
$12.00

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Cook's Illustrated Annual Cookbook 1995

by the editors of Cooks Illustrated, Boston Commons Press, 1995. Hardback, no DJ as issued. This is a bound volume of the magazine's yearly issues....
$12.00

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Cook's Illustrated Annual Cookbook 1997

by the editors of Cooks Illustrated, Boston Commons Press, 1997. Hardback, no DJ as issued. This is a bound volume of the magazine's yearly issues....
$12.00

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Cook's Illustrated Annual Cookbook 1998

by the editors of Cooks Illustrated, Boston Commons Press, 1998. Hardback, no DJ as issued. This is a bound volume of the magazine's yearly issues....
$12.00

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