Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook edited by Ruth Berolzheimer 1950 Culinary Arts Institute

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Step into a culinary world with the "Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook," meticulously curated by Ruth Berolzheimer in 1950. This hardcover gem, featuring intuitive thumbtabs, is an expansive collection spread across 974 pages. It skillfully bridges the gap between simplicity and gourmet, offering clear, concise guidance.

From basic vegetable preparations to intricate Artichoke Soufflé, this cookbook covers every culinary base.


  • Title: Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook
  • Editor: Ruth Berolzheimer
  • Publication Date: 1950
  • Publisher: Culinary Arts Institute
  • Format: Hardcover, thumb tab
  • Pages: 974
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear

Four Key Elements:

  1. The cookbook presents over 10,000 recipes, ranging from everyday dishes to sophisticated delights. It adeptly caters to various expertise levels, making it a versatile tool in any kitchen. Moreover, the collection features all-American classics that evoke nostalgia and a sense of home.

  2. But it doesn't stop at recipes. The book is brimming with culinary wisdom, including monthly complete menus, holiday table settings, and practical advice on food storage and purchasing. It even offers a calorie counter for those mindful of their intake, proving its role as an all-encompassing culinary resource.
  3. Holding onto its original content since the 1950s, this cookbook doubles as a fascinating peek into culinary history. It captures the essence of a bygone era, offering both timeless recipes and historical curiosities, such as the whimsical guide to roasting an opossum.

This edition is more than a cookbook; it's a cherished keepsake passed down through generations. It serves as a testament to the enduring love for cooking and a source of inspiration for those who wish to explore the culinary arts, regardless of their cooking prowess.


This Encyclopedic Cookbook is essential for anyone with an interest in American cooking's past and present. Its comprehensive nature and historical value make it a cornerstone for any kitchen library.

In Summation:

The "Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook" stands as a culinary cornerstone, blending rich history with practical guidance. It offers a window into the past and a roadmap for delicious exploration, making it a must-have for every kitchen enthusiast.


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