The American Everyday Cookbook

The American Everyday Cookbook is a vintage cookbook with more than 2,000 recipes and variations. Here are all kinds of recipes for parties, holidays, festivals, ethnic cuisines, and more. 


Format: Hardcover 

Copyright: 1955, Second Printing 

Publisher: Random House 

Author: Agnes Murphy 

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Description: The American everyday cookbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date, information- packed source book of over 2,000 tested recipes, their variations, and menus. It features many additional sections for special (cooking) occasions and basic cooking needs. 

This taste-tempting book is arranged for easy reference and use. The Basic Everyday Recipes are clearly presented in step by step fashion, as simple to follow as 1, 2, 3. The preparation time and the number of people each recipe will serve are given with each and every recipe. The recipes are conveniently arranged, and entirely reliable, with enough variety to suit any taste and purse. All the ingredients can be obtained easily at any corner grocery, meat market or chain store. 

The American everyday cookbook includes a special chapter on menus for national holidays, children's parties, religious festivals and regional and foreign dishes. There are chapters on outdoor cooking and eating with expert advice on how to plan and enjoy such functions. Also, there is a helpful chapter on quantity cooking for such occasions as church, fraternal or organizational suppers and banquets or just plain family gatherings. Up to the minute information on rotisseries and table top cookery is provided, along with idea-filled chapters on pressure cookery, quick-freezing and preserving and pickling fruits and vegetables. 

The basic charts on the inside covers of the book were chosen for handy ready reference, but in the pages of this big cookbook you will find other equally valuable charts and tables plus instructions on how to carve and serve meat, poultry and shellfish and many, many other such features. The American everyday cookbook is an extremely practical, inexpensive cookbook jam packed with time-tested recipes, menus and suggestions. 


Condition: Pages have age discoloration and some have minor foxing. There are some handwritten recipe notes in ink on the last index page. Further good condition. 

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