New McCall’s Cook Book, 1973, Cook’s Copy



New McCall’s Cook Book, 1973: First edition of the New McCall’s Cook Book, edited by Mary Eckley, food editor of McCall’s magazine, and published in 1973 by Random House, Inc., New York. Presumed first printing. Hard cover. 624 pages. I’m declaring this a cook’s copy because the cover is really dingy. Pages are all completely clean and clear. I don’t think this cookbook was ever used. I think it just sat on someone’s counter for many years.

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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