Sunset Easy Basics for Good Cooking, 1982. Stated First Edition, 1988 Printing: If you have ever just flipped through a Sunset cookbook, you know how excellent they are. Always beautifully laid out, with great illustrations and crystal clear instructions. Easy Basics is no exception. Large format, hard back cookbook with wire comb binding. 192 pages. Published by Lane Publishing Co., Menlo Park, California. Stated first edition, 1988 printing. Cover is in mint condition. Pages are perfect. Binding is perfect. As-if-new condition.
This is a limited comprehensive cookbook. There are chapters on soups, salads and dressings, eggs and cheese, meats, poultry, fish and shellfish, pasta, beans and grains, vegetables, breads, and desserts. It has charts of topics like emergency substitutions and meat roasting time and temperature. I think, however, the best parts of this cookbook are the special cooking tips on things like testing fish for doneness and frosting a layer cake. See the entry How to Make Flavored Butter in VintageCookbook.com’s recipe file, here: https://vintagecookbook.com/recipes/