The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition

The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition

Regular price $15

Show me what you eat and I will tell you who you are...

{HISTORY} 

In the early 1940's, Meta Given (1888-1981) set out to write a cookbook that not only focused on good recipes but also good family health as administered through food. The result was The Modern Family Cookbook published in 1942. As an ambitious endeavor advising Americans on how to feed their families well with an emphasis on present satisfaction and future long-term health, she took her job seriously.  Educating young women, new brides and busy moms on how to build a foundation of delicious meals that offered diversity, nutrition, and budget saving practices, she became a trusted advisor and her cookbook became an instant bestseller.

Eleven years later Meta published this edition featured here - a revision of her first cookbook updated to include more modern cooking methods and food options. This one became a bestseller too. Teaching women the foundations of about good health through good food made Meta a beloved cookbook author for over three decades. She gave Americans the educational tools to enjoy balanced nutrition for optimal energy and explained why it was important to ignore trendy diets and food fads that would unbalance the system. Like Betty Crocker and Irma Rombauer, Meta's cookbooks are now considered classics - useful primers still to this day for all cooks both new and experienced. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES}

- Over 600 pages of recipes and suggested menus

- Contains more than 1,100 recipes

- Includes menus for one week in every of the year 

- Advice for all aspects of meal planning, processing and purchasing

- Includes recipes for all meals of the day and all types of food including game animals and exotic sweetmeats (brain, heart, liver etc)

 - Contains both black and white and color photographs as well as retro line drawings throughout

{CONDITION}

In well-loved condition, this cookbook features various splatter stained pages, folded corners and a chippy spine. None of these affect the use of the book in any way or the ability to read the recipes. The spine is tight and all pages are intact. Most of the pages are clean and bright - only about 20% of this cookbook contains splatter stained pages.

{SIZE}

Measures 5.5" inches (width) x 8.5" inches (length) x 1.75" inches (depth) 

{WHY IT IS ESPECIALLY MARVELOUS}

You can never go wrong with a classic cookbook, not only will you learn the foundation for good cooking skills but you'll also be introduced to recipes that have been family favorites for close to 100 years.  Vintage cookbooks also offer the magical ability to tell two stories - the one written by the author and the one written by the cooks who have studied it. From owners past, the favorite recipe in this cookbook was creamed salmon (recipe #428) as determined by the cooking stains that surround it! 

The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition
The Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given - 1953 Edition