Time-Life series

Beginning in 1968, Time-Life Books embarked on an ambitious cookbook publishing program to enhance their base in book club direct mail book publications ranging from history to gardening to how-to to sports. For these cookbooks, they pulled out all the stops, and chose some of the leading chefs and culinary writers of the era, including M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard, Richard Olney, Michael Fields, Julia Child and many others either as editors and writers.

The two most popular series of Time-Life cookbooks -- to this day -- were Foods of the World and The Good Cook.

Foods of the World, of 27 volumes, focused on the cuisine of a particular nation or region. There were actually two books per volume--a hardback containing an essay/photo/recipe hardback and an accompanying hard-boards spiral that contained most of the recipes. Even today, nearly 50 years after initial publication, the American Culinary Federation (ACF), an organization that conducts master chef certification exams, uses the Time-Life "Foods of the World" series as its standard for recipes.

The Good Cook, also of 27 volumes, all slim hardbacks with pictorial covers, presented overviews of a particular food group, such as Cakes or Soups. All were accompanied by state-of-the-art color photos showing preparation stages.

We offer copies of most of the books. We sell them individually or as sets. Many go to customers who are seaching for replacements. All are between VG, allowing for slight aging and the occasional bump or stain, to almost as new. Most are VG+.




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Latin American Cooking (hardback)

by the editors of Time-Life. Hardback, no DJ as issued, with place ribbon, Color and b&w photos, historical drawings, culinary history of the region...
$10.00

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Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking (hardback)

by the editors of Time-Life. Hardback, no DJ as issued, with place ribbon. The cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and others. Color and b&w...
$10.00

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Recipes from Foods of the World (Series Sampler)

by the editors of Time-Life Foods of the World, 1972. Three-ring binder, pictorial spatter-proof covers. Hard to find. We've only seen a few copies...
$20.00

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Recipes: A Quintet of Cuisines (spiral) BE, NE, BU, N. Africa

by Time-Life Foods of the World. Pictorial hard paper covers, spiral binding. Weird combo of cuisines: Poland, Switzerland, The Low Countries...
$15.00

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Recipes: American Cooking (spiral recipe book)

by Time-Life Foods of the World. Pictorial hard paper covers, spiral bound. An overview of American cookery. Regional specialty spiral volumes, such...
$12.00

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Recipes: American Cooking: Creole and Acadian (spiral binding)

by Time-Life Foods of the World. 1971. One of the most popular in this series. Pictorial hard paper covers, spiral bound. This national and...
$15.00

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Recipes: American Cooking: New England (spiral recipe book)

by Time-Life Foods of the World. Pictorial hard paper covers, spiral bound. This national and international series is still hugely popular. VG+.
$12.00

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Recipes: American Cooking: Southern Style (spiral recipe book)

by Time-Life Foods of the World. Perhaps the most popular of the "American Cooking" series. Pictorial hard paper covers, spiral bound. This national...
$14.00

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Recipes: American Cooking: The Eastern Heartland (spiral bound)

by the editors of Time-Life Foods of the World, 1971. Spiral bound, 152 pages. Cookery from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana,...
$14.00

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Recipes: American Cooking: The Great West (spiral recipe book)

by Time-Life Foods of the World. Pictorial hard paper covers, spiral binding. This national and international series is still hugely popular. VG+.
$12.00

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