Cooking For Company - Nell B Nichols - Farm Journal Magazine - 1968 Edition
Excellent food combined with friendliness and a talent for making guests feel that their comfort and pleasure are uptmost in your thoughts will bring you a reputation as an outstanding hostess. (from the Introduction)
Educating farmers since 1877, Farm Journal Magazine has been a leader in agriculture journalism for over 140 years. Focusing on all aspects of farm life from animal welfare to science and technology to the joys and challenges of the country lifestyle, this go-to publication kept families informed and updated on all the latest news.
In 1968, Farm Journal published their Cooking for Company cookbook which featured the best of country hospitality. Foods to feed a crowd, festive party fare and recipes ideally suited for visiting house guests mingle with expert tips on garnishing, menu planning, and etiquette all to showcase the conviviality, warmth and thoughtfulness centered around farm life and table. What is especially fun about this cookbook is its emphasis on visitors coming to experience the joy of country life. Imagine bountiful feasts, homegrown vegetables, and from-scratch baked goods all inspired by nature and pastoral landscapes. Also, many recipes are sized for both large and small gatherings so that cooks can make iced tea for fifty just as easily as for five.
There are recipes for big gatherings (Swedish meatballs for 300!), recipes for desserts that travel well (ideal for neighborhood potlucks and picnics), buffet-style sides, big roasts, wild game suppers, prize-winning desserts and a bevy of hearty delights for big appetites including casseroles, soups and cakes.
Farm Journal published a variety of cookbooks on a range of topics during the 20th century making them especially fun collector's items now. A favorite here in the shop, each book contains recipes that are beloved by generations of home cooks and continue to be repeats in the kitchen and on the table.
- Contains over 900 recipes
- 1968 Edition
- 431 pages
- Illustrated throughout with color photographs
- Covers all meals of the day including snacks and social hours
- Contains suggested menus and holiday-themed meals along with various charts on how to expand recipes for serving small to large amounts of guests.
- Interesting recipes, especially in the baking sections, abound. A sampling includes Honey Crackerjack, Purple Plum Cobbler, Frosty Fudge Pie, Vegetable Chowder, Two-Tiered Strawberry Pie, Brown Mountain Cake, Company Corned Beef, Chicken Stuffed Pancakes and Upside-Down Sweet Potato Cake
This cookbook is in great vintage shape. The pages are bright and clean. The dust jacket is fully intact as well as the spine. There is wite-out on the front endpaper covering up a previous owner's name and the date of December 19 written below that. Please see photos.
Measures 5.75" inches (width) x 8.5" inches (length) x 1.25" inches (thickness) and weighs 1.4 lbs