Settlement Cook Book, 1944, Nearly As-If-New Condition!



Settlement Cook Book, 1944, Nearly As-If-New Condition: This copy of the Settlement Cook Book is in astonishingly good condition! The cover of the book is nearly perfect, with no spots or stains.    The spine cover has shelf wear and a 1/2″ tear at the top.  The front hinge is in great shape. The back hinge has been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape.  The binding sound. The first owner pasted a short newspaper article about Mrs. Lizzie Kander and her cookbook on the front flyleaf.  It has a picture of a much younger Kander.  She was cute!

This historic cookbook was compiled by Mrs. Simon Kander and published by the Settlement Cook Book Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is from the twenty-six edition, enlarged and revised, published in 1944. It is the Victory Edition. I doubt if anyone ever used this cookbook. Hard cover with 596 pages, plus several pages of entertaining advertisements at the back. Definitely gift quality! Better than these images, actually, because there are smudges on the scanner! Yes, this is the “way to a man’s heart” cookbook!

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At we try to provide you with your mother’s cookbook! I know lots of current recipe bloggers write prthoudly 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.