Cooking Magic: Step-by-Step Cookbooks, Culinary Arts Institute, 1950s: Twelve booklets in heavy cardboard binder. Written by Culinary Arts Institute, Melanie de Proft, Director. Published in Chicago, Illinois. Binder has shelf wear and is slightly soiled. Each booklet is in as-if-new condition. They average 68 pages each. The booklets include: Quick Dishes for the Woman in a Hurry; The Casserole Cookbook; The French Cookbook; The Chocolate Cookbook; The Lunch Box Cookbook; Brunch, Breakfast and Morning Coffee; The Ground Meat Cookbook; Elegant Desserts; The Creole Cookbook; Dishes Children Love; and the Gourmet Foods Cookbook.