For generations, the Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book has been the work horse of the kitchen. For that reason, very few of these books are ever found in excellent condition, and this 1949 edition is the perfect example. Its frayed edges are softened with decades of use, its pages foxed with age and the hurried touch of busy cooks.
Old cookbooks make for good reading. This one should be a best-seller. According to the information on the first page, some of its outstanding features include color photographs, a meal planning guide, recipes for 35 different kinds of meat, foreign cookery–30+ recipes for foreign dishes, and a chapter devoted to leftovers.
We approach cooking differently these days, 62 years after this book was published. How kitchy-quaint will our food styling appear to cooks in 2073?