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Wow, just look at those modern electric appliances! Published at time when Americans were still getting accustomed to the uses of electricity, this vintage General Electric cookbook is a trip down memory lane. In 1940, it cost the housewife 75 cents.

Subtitled: A book of favorite recipes and menu suggestions, with helpful hints for modern food preservation and preparation. Recipes are tested and approved by the Home Service Section, Appliance and Merchandise Department, General Electric Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Recipes from appetizers, soups and cocktails to meat and poulty and, of course, many cakes, pies, pastries, candies and desserts! There are special sections for High Altitude Cooking and Canning as well as "Gourmet Recipes" for those special company dinners: Creme Vichyssoise, Duchesse Soup, Oyster Stew, Lobster Newburg, Veal a la Ciro's, Breast of Pheasant Hunter's Style, Almond Cake, Baked Alaska in Candied Orange Shells and more. Interspersed with recipes are gorgeous color food photos!

84 pages; 6.5 x 8.5 inches; 1940

Condition is Good- noting general wear, stains, loosened pages, tape along inner gutter of a couple pages.

Vintage Cookbook 1940s GENERAL ELECTRIC New Art of Simplified Cooking Recipe Book


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: cookbook, cook book, recipes, paper, advertising, advertisement, ephemera
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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