- Hardcover: 815 pages
- Publisher: Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc. (1939)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000EHW6DS
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,481,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The American Woman's Cook Book Hardcover – 1939
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Not, when cooking comes up. When I want to know how to prepare something the RIGHT way, I look here FIRST. I look here before I look in The Joy of Cooking, or any of my other cookbooks.
My poor old cookbook has packing tape on the spine to keep the spine in place. I use this book a lot, especially if I want to prepare a traditional food, such as Waffles.
Another reviewer said that some of the recipes may not be that healthy, but I disagree. This cookbook was written before there were a lot of processed foods, when mostly everything was made from scratch, so it would probably be healthier in that respect. In the War Time edition, which I have, there is a wonderful section about substituting various ingredients, like using honey instead of sugar, how to reduce meat consumption, etc.
I would say this book, even though it is old, is an essential cookbook for every kitchen.
It contains essential reference material, ranging from proper cooking time for all types of meat and fish, to all basic soup, sauce, dessert & dressing recipes, including even a proper table setting chart. It has been out of print for decades, but if you search out a clean volume, you will be pleased to pass it on after years of use.
Chapters include -= how to buy food, meal planning, menu making, the lunch box, table setting and service, carving, garnishes, cereals, yeast and quick breads, sandwiches, appetizers, soup, fish, meat, poultry, stuffings, sauces, entres and made-over dishes, vegetarian (keep in mind this is a book first published in the 30's!!), egg dishes, cheese, vegetables, salads, salad dressings, cakes, fillings and frostings, cookies, candy, fruit desserts, custards, hot and cold puddings, frozen desserts, sauces for desserts, pastry and meringues, french recipes, hot and cold beverages, food for invalids, high altitude cooking, canning preserving and jelly making, pickles and relishes, casserole and oven cookery, cooking for two, cooking at the table, food equivalents (I LOVE this section), Herbs, spices and extracts, foreign words and phrases in cooking, wine seasons and fine food, freezing for storage and pressure cooking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointed. Item received was not as described or shown. Description was for a 1944 version of the cookbook. I have a 1944 version that has been damaged. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cookbook Lover
can not use did not download with quality of item correctly. Put letter instead of numbers in the quantity of items.Published 3 months ago by Joy Voegtle
Don't bother purchasing this Kindle Edition. The scan to digital process DID NOT work. You have no idea how much of any item to measure in the recipe, as the fractions did not... Read morePublished 4 months ago by STarpley
Older edition, good condition for it's age, some binding wear.Published 13 months ago by R. E. Ottman
I purchased this book for my daughter who is just into cooking. I loved the part where is tells you how to skin a squirrel. You can really tell the books is from the 1940sPublished 22 months ago by amazon
This is an excellent cookbook from the old school. I have owned one for years and use the recipes with confidence. I bought this one for a friend who admired mine.Published 23 months ago by Kam the Librarian