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Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars is a comprehensive collection of recipes compiled by Ceil Dyer and published by Galahad Books in 1989. With 589 pages, this book features a wide variety of recipes found on everyday household items, making it a valuable resource for home cooks and food enthusiasts. The book block and dust jacket are both in near-mint condition, with some yellowing to the pages consistent with its age.
This classic cookbook is a must-have for anyone looking to expand their culinary repertoire with tried-and-true recipes from common pantry staples.
Waverly Root’s The Best of Italian Cooking is a vintage cookbook that provides a comprehensive guide to Italian cuisine. Published in 1974, this first edition book includes a variety of classic Italian recipes, from appetizers and soups to pasta dishes and desserts. The book is presented in a large format softcover with color illustrations, making it an aesthetically pleasing addition to any chef’s library.
Despite being almost 50 years old, this vintage cookbook is in excellent condition, with only minor rubbing and wear on the back cover and slight bending to the cover corners. The recipes included in the book are timeless and provide a glimpse into the traditional flavors and techniques of Italian cooking.
This set of vintage cookbooks includes three titles that offer a glimpse into the history of cooking and homemaking.
The first book, “Food From Market to Table,” was published in 1940 and provides a comprehensive guide to buying and cooking food for everyday meals and special occasions. The book shows signs of heavy use, with fading and staining on the pages, but offers a wealth of information and recipes for readers interested in traditional cooking methods.
The second book, “Three Meals a Day,” was published in 1949 and contains 480 pages of recipes and cooking tips. The book is well-worn, with considerable wear to the cover and some pages separated from the spine. However, it includes several hand-written recipes for time-tested desserts, as well as a bonus recipe for Governor Sauce.
The third book, “Busy Woman’s Cookbook,” was published in 1971 and offers shortcuts and make-ahead cooking tips for busy homemakers. The book is in very good condition and includes colored photographs, as well as a dust jacket with moderate signs of wear.
Classic Chinese Cuisine by Nina Simonds serves as a comprehensive guide to Chinese cooking. The book covers all the essential techniques of Chinese cooking and includes over 200 recipes, each accompanied by photographs and illustrations. The book has been singled out as one of the all-time cookbook bibles and is considered a must-have for anyone interested in Chinese cuisine.
The softcover volume, published in 1982 by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, is an early edition of the book, likely a second or third printing. Despite some expected wear marks on the cover, the book is in excellent condition.