Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, 1941, 1951, in Pristine Condition! As-If-New Condition! This cookbook looks like you just pulled it off the shelf at your local bookstore. Originally published by Meredith Publishing Company, Des Moines, in 1941. This cookbook is from the twenty-fourth printing, 1951. The cover has NO shelf wear. The tabbed divider pages are pristine. Every page is completely clean and clear. This cookbook was never used. I don’t know where it has been stored, but it was somewhere out of the sun and completely away from dust and dirt.
At VintageCookbook.com we try to provide you with your mother’s cookbook! I know lots of current recipe bloggers write proudly that their recipes are “not from your mother’s cookbook.” We think the recipes in your mother’s cookbook provided food that was nutritious and warm and colorful and just plain yummy! We know that just looking at the cover of your mother’s Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book makes you feel good. Holding her Betty Crocker Cookbook, or her Better Homes and Gardens, or Good Housekeeping Cookbook in your hands is better than nostalgic. And cooking some of those dishes for your children will pass on a great tradition.