House & Garden’s Cook Book, 1958



House & Garden’s Cook Book, 1958, Excellent Vintage Condition:  Hard cover, comprehensive cookbook by the editors of House & Garden and published by Simon and Schuster, New York, in 1958.  Large, oversized cookbook with 324 pages.  This copy is in mint condition.  Probably never read.  No dust jacket.

House & Garden was a prestigious magazine with the clout to enlist many famous and talented chefs and food writers in the production of this cookbook.  Recipes were provided by the big culinary names of the 1950s, including James Beard, Helen Evans Brown, Dione Lucas, Charlotte Turgeon, and Myra Waldo.

At 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.


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