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The secret is in the batter -- as in battered! These two well-loved 1930s cookbooks display lots of use.

While old and fingerprinted with affection and favorites, these two books are solid, readable and ready for more years of home cookin'.

And take a look at the bonbon end-papers of the San Francisco Examiner's Prudence Penny cookbook! (Photo 2)

Prudence Penny Cook Book, 1938 edition published by the San Francisco Examiner. 815+ pages. Period color photos and classic black indexed thumb tabs for different sections. CONDITION: Edge wear, stains, a handwritten hot rolls recipe on the last blank page.Binding is solid. Lays flat for easy reading.

Sunset's New Kitchen Cabinet Cook Book, Copyright 1938, 3rd printing 1940. 223 pages.The comic book "Blondie"-like cartoon instructions on each page are a delight. The recipes come from 10 years of Sunset magazine "Kitchen Cabinet recipes. There are many tips and full menu suggestions throughout.
CONDITION: Spiral binding is intact. Pages flip easily and lay flat. Lots of corner edge-wear. Very little staining, but some little helper scribbled in pencil on the inside cover and endpaper.

These ship USPS MEDIA MAIL (approx. 6-10 days) from Portland, Oregon

Much-loved, bountiful 1930s Prudence Penny Cook Book and Sunset's Kitchen Cabinet Cook Book. San Francisco Examiner.


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