Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes

Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes

Regular price $125

To those of you who asked for a successor to that old brown-covered Gold Medal Cook Book which their mothers and grandmother's treasured - here it is at last, a new and different cookbook for a new age! (from the dedication page)

{HISTORY}

Pretty much a classic from the very beginning, Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book became a favorite, if not the favorite go-to instruction and recipe manual upon its debut in 1950. Colorful, energetic in tone and fun in layout and design, this binder-style cookbook explored all aspects of food - from preparing to storing, cooking to enjoying.  With tabbed chapter pages, an easy to navigate index and loads of photographs and diagrams and drawings, this thorough book was all any home cook needed in order to learn everything about cooking and meal planning. Additional blank pages in back and the five-ring binder style closure allowed for custom creativity, note-taking, organization and scrap collecting as cooks became confident in preparing foods that they and their families liked best. So popular, so iconic and so treasured, this book is still printed today with the original retro cover. 

If you never learned how to cook from your grandmother or your mom or your aunt, but always wished you had that one heirloom cookbook passed down from earlier generations, than this is the cookbook for you. Containing dozens of extra recipes that were collected between the 1950's and 1980's, this cookbook takes on an additional scrapbook aesthetic - a special nod to the previous owner's love and enthusiasm of cooking and entertaining. Some of the additional recipes have been clipped from various sources - magazines and newspapers and such, while others were handwritten and pasted, taped or paper clipped onto various pages throughout. There is no previous owner's name, so we don't know who specifically this recipe collector was, but her spirit remains securely tucked inside this book along with all her treasured recipes. Betty Crocker was already a great source of inspiration, but this previous cookbook owner's handiwork is even more so. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES}

- Published in 1950, stated First Edition, 4th Printing

- Contains 463 pages, 20 chapters and dozens of added recipes

- 5 ring binder style design and layout

- Gloss coated pages make it easy to wipe up kitchen spills and splatters

- Illustrated throughout with photographs, line drawings, charts and diagrams

{CONDITION}

In marvelous, authentic vintage condition. The cover bears some rub marks near the spine and spine folds seams, as well as a little bit of fraying at spine edges. There are a few loose pages that have come away from the security of the binder due to torn hole punches , but these can easily be remedied with a little tape re-enforcement. Interior pages are very clean and bright. Some of the additional recipes that were originally taped onto page blanks have become unattached due to age.

{SIZE}

Measures 8" inches (width) x 10" inches (length) x 2" inches (thickness)

{WHY IT IS ESPECIALLY MARVELOUS}

Cookbooks like this one in such good condition, with augmented details rarely come around often. Usually these are the cookbooks that stay within families and get passed down from generation to generation until they become so fragile and delicate from use that they begin to fall part. This cookbook was very well taken care of. Based on its condition and the additional recipes collected within, it is very apparent that the previous owner cherished this good book just as much as she cherished good cooking. Cheers to that and to another 70+ years of cooking from these pages. 

 

 

Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes
Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book - 1950 First Edition Fourth Printing with Additional Clipped & Handwritten Recipes