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Hardcover Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book

ISBN: 159486344X

ISBN13: 9781594863448

Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book

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Condition: Good*

*Best Available: (missing dust jacket)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. It's the book that started it all, the well-loved edition that first bought Betty Crocker cookbooks into American homes and hearts. Published in 1950, this ground-breaking title made cooking easy, it...

Customer Reviews

11 ratings

Great cook book

Betty Crocker cook books are always very well done. I grew up with a Mom that cooked a lot. We always had home made meals. She made lots of pies cakes and cookies. She passed on her love of cook books to me as well as my daughter. They are more than books to find out a new way to make something. We sat on the couch she would tell me about the ways she cooked certain food. She was from Newfoundland, Canada. Such different ways then here in Georgia were I live. I enjoy cook books.

Excellent cookbook

This book came in perfect condition. It looked brand new except someone had a piece of paper to mark a page. This book is full of knowledge for the beginner or the advanced cook. I loved all the information added. It is a terrific resource for anyone. Best cookbook I own and I have a lot.

A Reprint, printed in Chine, Missing pages

This is a great cookbook, for learning, for passing down, as a go to reference. I ordered a copy to replace a well worn and used copy, when it arrived, it "looked" the same but didn't have the same number of pages ( I don't know which pages were missing, but the number of pages was 50 or so pages off. When I looked at the information in the front of the book, it was printed in China, sadly it's going to be a return.

Love this cookbook, but it is missing 50 pages . One complete section...

I am disappointed not getting a complete cook book.....

This ring bound book is SO HARD to find...waiting for another one.

Betty Crocker picture Cook book (RING BOUND)

The best cookbook

I inherited this cookbook from my mother in law she used it for year and now I have used it for years.It is the best cookbook I have ever used ,and now my daughter want one of her own

A classic worth owning!

Please, don't let the fact that this cookbook pre-dates such modern conviences as the microwave oven and food processors drive you away from this book! There are short cuts, methods and recipes that you simply will not find anywhere else. Unlike a lot of modern cookbooks, this volume accepts the fact that not everyone is a kitchen whiz--so it explains EVERYTHING; from how to bake a chicken (time, temperature, preparation of the bird, type of pan, seasonings) to how to cook fresh vegetables (quite an education if all your mom used was canned or frozen!)This cookbook promotes healthy eating without the guilt trip that a lot of modern cookbooks put you through. It even has suggestions of how to stock a kitchen if you are just starting out (originally for new brides, but hey, you can adapt!) I really like this cook book. Even more important--I USE this cookbook! And no, I'm not a a stay at home wife; I'm a career woman! So if it doesn't work or takes too long, I don't do it! It's a great working cookbook and a great reference cookbook--one you can pull off the shelf and use when you wonder how Mom did it! Bon appetite!

This is the first cookbook I recommend

I am thrilled that Betty Crocker has re-issued this cookbook. My mother received a copy back in 1956 as a wedding present and it is the one I learned to cook from. I still use it more than any of my other cookbooks. The recipes are just "plain home cooking": no fancy ingredients, no complicated cooking techiques. However, I have never made a dish from this book that has failed to get compliments. It is a good book for beginners as well as the rest of us whose skills fall somewhere between "burns water" and cordon bleu.

Best Cookbook Ever!

When I was young I thought this cookbook was the only one which existed. This was the only cookbook my mother ever used. So much in fact that now many pages are missing or just stuffed in the back because they came away from the binding. I have been trying to find a replacement for this cookbook for years for my own kitchen. I called Betty Crocker up years back to see if they could tell me where to get a copy and they told me to look in garage sales or used book store. Finally my mother-in-law who lives in Nebraska found a used copy in pristine condition for me at a book sale. Although I own dozens of cookbooks this is the one I come back to for the true basics of good cooking. I have owned four restaurants and have used this cookbook many a times to reference the basics. It is the greatest thing that Betty Crocker has ever done by bringing this cookbood back to print. I have ordered one as a backup for mine and one for my sister. Everyone should have one in their kitchen!

absolutely the best!

I can't really say this is a review. I got this book from my mom, who passed away in 1960. I have used the book so often that it is falling apart. I will never part from the book I got from my Mom, but, since I want to keep it as a keepsake, I decided that I need a new one, because it is the most reliable book I have ever used. I intend to use it as often as I used my Mom's original book. My only regret is that I waited so long to buy a new copy. PS., I just love this book!

Enchanting! Memories of Mom in the kitchen flooded my mind.

I grew up watching my wonderful mother use an original copy of this cookbook. She received it as a wedding present. She still has the original....which will someday be passed on to me. The pages still bear traces of all those wonderful baking experiences I shared with mom...chocolate, butter, flour. The original got so much use,that between her learning to become the great Betty Crocker cook she became and her teaching me all she had learned, some of the pages managed to come away from the binding. I remember mentioning to mom how nice it would be if her book was in a binder. Someone must have read my mind because here it is.....the reproduction, in all it's original splendor....bound! Thanks for a wonderful, loving cookbook. Besides my copy, I have since purchase one for each of my three sisters, and one for mom as well.
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