Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book 1950 McGraw- Hill Book Company

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Step back in time and into the kitchen with this charming 1950 edition of Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book. A cornerstone of American cooking, this vintage cookbook not only offers essential recipes but serves as a historical artifact.

Key Features:

This hardcover book has stood the test of time. It's solid, sturdy, and designed to endure years of culinary experiments.

Inside, you'll find 463 pages of classic recipes, cooking techniques, and Betty's own kitchen wisdom. With this book, create meals that echo simpler times.

Did you know? Betty Crocker was created by the Washburn-Crosby Company (a precursor of General Mills) as a fictional kitchen expert, symbolizing a move toward modernity in the mid-20th-century American kitchen.

This book is more than just a cookbook; it's a culinary time capsule, capturing the essence of 1950s American home cooking.

Imagine pulling this book out during the holidays. The nostalgic factor alone will spark conversations among family and friends.

The book comes with a sweet, handwritten note from a mother to her daughter on the last page, adding a personalized touch to this vintage treasure.


  • Title: Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book
  • Publication Date: 1950
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
  • Format: Hard Cover
  • Pages: 463
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear and fraying on the book's spine, split in binding, random spatters. All pages are firmly attached and legible. All shown in the photos.


If you love both history and cooking, this Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book from 1950 is a must-have. It's more than just a book; it's a slice of American culinary history.

Recommended Reading 📚

If you're intrigued by the culinary history of the 1950s and Betty Crocker's enduring influence, don't miss the article: "The Famous 1950 Betty Crocker Apple Pie Recipe." This article uncovers the story behind one of the most iconic dishes from this beloved cookbook. A read that will surely enrich your understanding of why Betty Crocker continues to be a household name.


The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, as is typical for vintage pieces. Please use pictures as a guide.

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