My Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, 1938, 1939



My Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, 1938, 1939:  Close to being an official antique! My Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book with a 1938 copyright.  Printed in 1939 as part of the fifth edition.  Hard boards covered with linen, in the days before Better Homes and Gardens settled on their red and white plaid cover.  Metal ring binder with 16 chapters.  Extra pages added from the 1941 Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  Cover is in excellent vintage condition.  Slight shelf wear.  Hinges on the spine cover have been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape.  Pages are all completely clean and clear.  Tabs on the divider pages are in great shape.

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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