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MARY MEADES MAGIC Recipes for the Electric Blender Revised and Enlarged edition 1956

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: paper, cardboard
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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: paper, cardboard
  • Ships from United States to .
  • Favorited by: 1 person

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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This is the new and improved edition of Mary Meade’s Magic Recipes for the Electric Blender, created to give we poor home cooks a heads up on the use of that new and nearly miraculous kitchen appliance the Electric Blender. Although by 1956 when this Revised and Expanded edition of Mary Meade’s classic 1952 cookbook (also listed in the store) many more households had the blender. As with the original, this was a serious cookbook, there are no pictures of beautiful food that you can never hope to duplicate. There are an awful lot of recipes that are pretty much of an unnecessary stretch to make in a blender, but it’s really fun to see how hard they worked to push the envelope to make home cooks believe that this new appliance was the magic answer. Ask your mothers and grandmothers about all the exciting new kitchen labor-savers manufacturers started pushing in the 50s. Going out to dinner (my personal favorite) wasn't yet one of them.

This is a hardcover cookbook, 5.5 x 8.25 inches, 246 pages of recipes and cooking instructions and a 9 page index. As you can see from the picture the dust jacket is pretty much toast (to use a culinary term), and the binding is cracked in a few places, but all of the pages are attached, none are folded, marked nor do any have cooking stains (apparently not a cookbook that was heavily used in its earlier life -- you have an opportunity to change that). Mary Meade was, in reality, Ruth Ellen Church, food editor of the Chicago Tribune.

Note that the original 1952 edition of this book, the one from which this on is "Revised and Enlarged" is also listed here in the store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222929512/mary-meades-magic-recipes-for-the?ref=shop_home_active_2 But I have to tell you, while this version does have revisions, it certainly doesn't appear to be "enlarged".

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