Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Cooking, 1983, Favorite Recipes Press



Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Cooking, 1983: Huge alphabetical cookbook by the editors of Favorite Recipes Press. Published in 1983 by the Southwestern Co., Nashville, Tennessee. Contains more than 5000 recipes for all the foods and dishes American families have made their own. . . . They are not restricted to the usually prepared foods but include exotic specialties such as mangoes, lane cake, and sweetbreads. Hard cover cookbook with 960 pages. Nearly mint condition. Very minor shelf wear on the cover. Binding is perfect. Pages are clean and clear.

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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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