Pillsbury Kitchen’s Family Cookbook, 1979, Binder. Nearly Mint Condition



Pillsbury Kitchen’s Family Cookbook, 1979: Pillsbury Kitchens’ Family Cookbook, published in 1979 by The Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Binder edition, 640 pp. A comprehensive cookbook that features the “Nutri-Coded System.” The Nutri-Code informs the cook of the amount of calories, carbohydrates, fat, sodium and potassium in each recipe. It also tells the vitamins and minerals provided. A revolutionary concept! Plus tons of good recipes, like your grandmother’s pot roast and your mother’s apple pie! Not to mention the chocolate chip cookies you made as a child! Binder edition. Nearly mint condition.  The cover has very minor shelf wear.  The tabs on the divider pages are perfect.  All pages are perfectly clean and clear.  Difficult-to-find cookbook, especially in this condition.

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