Vintage 1930's Cookbook - Good Housekeeping's Book of Meals Tested, Tasted and Approved, 1930 Second Edition
We have brought together many of our favorite tested recipes and menus, which for over twenty years, we have been working out in our own litchensand which we hope will add new interest to both your everyday meals and your party menus. (From the Introductory chapter, To Those Who Use This Book)
"It's not easy to keep up a lively interest in planning the meals, day after day..." and so begins, the start and the story of this ninety year old cookbook whose main mission was to keep things fun and exciting and interesting on the food front of 1930.
Assembled by The Good Housekeeping Institute, the authors behind this cookbook weren't just talking about keeping recipes interesting, but all matters of the kitchen interesting. From organization to table setting, party planning to shopping, nutritional insights to etiquette advice, this book was not only a useful source of vintage recipes and culinary info then but, now, still acts as a valuable resource for all matters pertaining to the subjects of homecooking and food management of the 1930's kitchen.
The goal of the Good Housekeeping Institute, first established in 1900 as the Good Housekeeping Experiment Station, was to test products, techniques, applications and recipes for usefulness, validity and importance to the overall health and well being of the home and its household members. Renamed the Good Housekeeping Institute in 1910, they tested everything from appliances to cleaning products, dishware to food products to ensure that consumers were utilizing the best equipment, products and methods available to care for their home and family. All products that passed their rigorous scrutiny were awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, a designation still in effect today.
This cookbook contains 256 pages of tested knowledge when it comes to cooking, organizing and enjoying everyone's favorite room in the house. It's fun to flip through the pages to see not only what types of food people were eating in 1930 but also learn how they were preparing them and for what types of purposes (general health, party planning, budgeting etc). Mentions of how your maid should properly serve hors d'oeuvres, style tips for your butler's clothes and suggestions for your waitress' uniform add fascinating bygone insight which balances with more timeless, practical information that is still so useful today - proper nutrition charts, ways to created a well-rounded diet and helpful cooking tips. Suggested menus for holidays throughout the year add a touch of whimsy.
- Contains 256 pages
- Fabulous art deco illustrations introduce each chapter throughout
- Detailed index
- Interesting recipes include: Sunshine Sauce, Apple Porcupine, Lobster and Olive Sandwiches, Bacon with Bananas, Star Salad along with a host of classics from Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches to American Beef Stew with Dumplings to Macaroni and Cheese.
In gorgeous, almost-antique condition. All pages are intact and very clean. Coverboards are intact. Spine is sun-faded and is beginning to pull away from the binding at some points, but is still connected to the coverboards, and not in risk of falling off. Some scuff marks on back cover, as expected due to age.
Measures 5" inches (width) x 7.5"inches (length) x 1" inch (thickness) and weighs 10.2 oz
Pair this 1930's era cookbook with 1930s era dishes found here for an authentic dining experience.