Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook, Facsimile Edition

Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook, Facsimile Edition

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Overview

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 made cooking appealing, and best of all, it made cooking fun. Packed full of practical tips, useful hints, and lavish color photography, this was the book that shaped cooking for generations, the book that people remember. Every recipe you—or your mother—ever wanted is here, from pigs in blankets, to Emergency Steak to Chicken Tomato Aspic. Enjoy the clever ideas throughout—twelve months of birthday cake ideas, showing how to decorate a cake to match each month's gem stone, pointers to make setting up a kitchen easy, or hints to make housework more pleasant. Feel a part of history when making Home Front Macaroni, developed during WW II rationing to stretch meat. Get into the spirit of fun with a Betty Crocker "Cookie Shine" or cookie baking party. People who grew up with this book will want it for the memories; those who are new to the book will want it for its charm and its intelligent approach to cooking. It's a perfect keepsake and a great gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028627717
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Betty Crocker Cooking Series
Edition description: Facsimile Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 51,143
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

With more than 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker  is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and television.

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Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook, Facsimile Edition 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A lot of the recipes that I remembered are not in this book as they were in the original, which I have. I bought a copy for my daughter as she is always asking for certain recipes from this book, but when I got it in the mail, all the ones she requested were not in there. What gives? How can you advertise it as the 1950 Classic??
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with the cookbook. I have the original (tattered & torn), and this cookbook left alot of recipes and pictures out. I thought I was buying a reprint of the original. There was nothing in the discription telling me that it was not exactly like the first printing. If I had know this I would have not bought the book. I am still looking for the original printing/or a reprint of the exact cookbook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Add me to the list of disappointed fans. Many of my favorites from the original are not in this edition, e.g., the best classic salad dressing on the planet is missing. I almost wailed. On the other hand I was happy to see many of the original pictures. So what gives! Why the omissions? I can't bring myself to purchase this edition even though my original owes its life to rubberbands.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I too was a little disappointed in that it is not exactly like my 1949 Betty Crocker cookbook.MY favorite recipe was not teh same and the layout is different. I still use my old one and sure won't throw it away even tho it is in peices
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this cookbook for my aunt, the 'Betty Crocker' of our family. She had been using one of the original ones, which was taped together and falling apart. She was really surprised that the 'new' one had the same cover and illustrations as her original.
KitchenWeasel More than 1 year ago
When I was a child my Mom got me started cooking with her copy of this book, and I bought a used one when I moved away from home. My daughters learned the same way, and each has her own copy. This book is not full of flavor-of-the-month trend recipes. It covers all the courses with time-honored recipes from scratch and has plenty of info for learning cooks like measurements, meat roasting times, etc. Once a cook knows how to roast a piece of beef or make a basic bread, he or she can be as creative as the imagination allows. Like many commercially published books, this one features products from the sponsoring company - but in this case it's not as much prepared stuff as basics like Gold Medal flour. If you love comfort food, this is an excellent book - the drop biscuits, pancakes and waffles are favorites at our house and can appear at any time of the day or night. Enjoy!
Majick More than 1 year ago
I purchased this for a friend and she's thrilled with it. If it were for me I would have preferred the hardbound edition not a ring binder type. I just think it would last longer. The edition I have was originally handed down to my sister-in-law by my mother-in-law and I cherish it. The new one is missing a recipe for Pink Bunny (although why anyone would need to make that I'm not sure. LOL) and possibly others but I did not do an extensive search. All in all this is a great everyday cookbook that explains the ins and outs of cooking. It's a basic for any new cook and I think everyone should have it on the shelf. I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of the binding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received my Betty Crocker Cookbook as a wedding gift, 45 years ago. Until then, I had used my Mom's book, which she still has. Although the binding fell off years ago (my husband put it back together with duct tape),I continue to use this cookbook for all the wonderful recipes I have loved through the years. Having raised six children, this cookbook held many helpful ideas on stretching the food dollar. I taught my children to cook using this book, and they have wanted mine all these years. I will now order these cookbooks for Mother's Day gifts for my Mom ( 83 years old), my two daughters, my daughter in law, and myself. I look forward to many more years of making delightful dishes from this book. Thank you Betty Crocker for republishing this book for the next generation!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother received this book for her wedding over 51 years ago and has been using it almost exclusively all that time. Hers is (was!) hardbound and it's being held together by yellowing tape and a rubber band to keep the pages from being lost! I was ecstatic when I was able to find an original ring-bound edition in an antique store for myself since it was that book I used as a child while learning to bake and cook at Mom's elbow. When she saw mine she tried to talk me out of it! So, when I saw this one I didn't even hesitate to order one for her. Thank you, thank you, thank you--now I can keep mine!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was born in the mid-50's. As such, I was raised on a myriad of dishes that my mother prepared, using the recipes from this book. I was so excited when I heard that the book had been reproduced in its original form.

Nearly everyone who has seen this book in my kitchen has become sentimental about the memories invoked by the original Betty Crocker Cookbook. I'm giving several copies as gifts this holiday season.

Anonymous 6 days ago
I grew up with this cookbook in my home. I bought one for myself as soon as I found a copy after I moved out. There is a recipe for just about everything in it, right down to baked potatoes. I’ve never been disappointed in how a recipe from this cookbook has turned out. The only substitution I know I regularly make is to use real butter rather than shortening in the cookie recipes. I have my own family recipes and use recipes from other cookbooks as well, however this is the most useful cookbook I have. And for someone who knows absolutely nothing about cooking and wants to learn, this is the book for you. It even has several recipes for hard boiled eggs.
harleth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book for cookbook lovers and nostalgics. It is a reprint of the original Betty Crocker Cookbook complete with three ring binder and technicolor photographs. While many of the recipes are outdated, unhealthy and certainly not laid out in the luxurious spacious format of modern cookbooks I don't think that's the purpose of this book. This book is for you to flip through with your mom and laugh about the old sunbeam mixer she used to use. And it looks great on the shelf.
ohjanet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Because the truth is too few foods are made with pounds of lard and bacon fat these days. Bacon jello mold anyone? Okay, so that's not in the book, but plenty of other delectable delights from your grandmother's kitchen table are.
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This is not a copy of the 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. This book is a bate and switch rip off!!
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chatham More than 1 year ago
This cookbook was my Bible during my days as the mother of four preschool age children. The recipes are reliable and easy to make. The ingredients are those that you have on hand. These are down to earth recipes remembered from childhood. Chatham
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother has this cookbook, and the best part about it is that it as REAL cookie recipes, not those bar and microwave things that are in their current book, but the true cookie recipies from around the world that take time (and love) to prepare. I had purchased an original in a used bookstore, just to get the cookie recipes, but gave the reprint to my sister so she would have them as well. Our holidays consist of memories of making cookies from this book.