Betty Betz Teen-Age Cookbook, 1953, Stated First Edition: Cookbook written by Betty Betz, as well as being illustrated by Betty Betz, author of a series of books for teenaged girls in the 1950s. Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York. Hard cover book WITH dust jacket. 182 pages. Excellent vintage condition. Front hinge has been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape. Dust jacket has some moderate dings. All pages are clean and clear.
Betty Betz Teen-Age Cookbook is actually a legitimate cookbook, with chapters on methods, basic cooking terms, shopping tips, a discussion of vitamins, instructions on table setting, and a chapter on spices. Plus, recipes for easy sandwiches, soups, chicken, meats, frankfurters, hamburgers, casseroles, vegetables, cheese and egg dishes, fish, salads, sauces, breads, and sweet stuff!
This might be the perfect cookbook to show your granddaughter, your niece, your grandson what life used to be like. For example, Betz says in the introduction, “remember that a good-looking girl who’s also a good cooking girl stands more of a chance of sniffing orange blossoms!”