Betty Crocker’s New American Cooking, 1983: Hard cover cookbook with no dust jacket. Copyright by General Mills, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Published by Random House, Inc., New York. 256 pages. Mint condition. This cookbook was never used. Definitely gift quality. This cookbook stresses physical fitness and good nutrition, emphasizing more poultry and fish, fresh vegetables and fruit. and cooking with less fat, using methods like poaching, steaming, baking, and stir frying.
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