Modern Family Cook Book, 1942, Meta Given. Gift Quality!



1953 Modern Family Cook Book: Like-new condition! New revised edition, previously published in 1942. By Meta Given, of course. First published by J.G Ferguson and Associates, Chicago, 1942. This copy is from a later printing, and it is in nearly mint condition. Hard cover book. Extremely comprehensive including sections on “stretching the dollar,” “The Family Hostess’ Creed,” food values, etc. 938 pp. Book is in never-used, nearly mint condition. The dust jacket has a few dings, but it is still in excellent vintage condition. Definitely gift quality.

Yes, this is the cookbook with the menus! “For daily use in the American home includes menus for one week in every month of the year, and a simple recipe for every cooked food listed in the menus. All menus are planned to measure up to the U.S. Government’s basic seven food groups.” In each recipe, ingredients are printed in red.

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