Better Homes and Gardens Golden Treasury of Cooking


by Better Homes and Gardens Food Editor Nancy Morton and staff, Meredith Publishing, 1973, oversized hardback, 302 pages, color photos throughout. This classic is fondly remembered for utilizing the remarkable and educational concept of presenting dishes through the decades from the 1930s to the 1970s -- in short, a neat culinary history of 20th century American home cooking.

There are recipes from chefs, home cooks, and personalities. (There's even a subchapter on "Foods From Famous Trains" in the chapter devoted to the 1940s). Each chapter contains an essay on the times and how they impacted American cooking. Gorgeous color photos of dishes throughout, as well as folded three-page layouts with sentimental tableaus of the times. (For example, the '40s have photos of FDR, Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Betty Grable, a GI dress uniform, bobbysox and black and white saddle shoes, etc. Pretty cool.

The large hardback sports snazzy gold leatherette covers. No DJ as issued. Really nice condition inside and out: VG+.

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