Encyclopedia of Cooking and Homemaking by Ruth Berolzheimer 1939 Culinary Arts Institute

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Embark on a comprehensive culinary adventure with the Encyclopedia of Cooking and Homemaking, authored by Ruth Berolzheimer and published in 1939 by the Culinary Arts Institute. This hardcover, thumb-tabbed cookbook, spanning an impressive 815 pages, is a treasure trove of 10,000 recipes, food facts, and cooking ideas. It stands as a cornerstone in culinary literature, ideal for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs.

Ruth Berolzheimer, a prominent figure in American culinary publishing, has crafted a cookbook that has become a staple in many kitchens. While the book shows signs of being a beloved working cookbook, with a taped spine and a rip in the front board, all pages remain firmly attached, preserving its wealth of knowledge and utility.


  • Author: Ruth Berolzheimer
  • Publisher: Culinary Arts Institute
  • Year: 1939
  • Format: Hardcover, Thumb-Tabbed
  • Pages: 815
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1
  • Bonus: newspaper clippings of recipes found in the book are saved for your enjoyment.
  • Condition: Taped spine, rip in front board, all pages attached

Four Key Features:

  1. Vast Recipe Collection: Over 10,000 recipes catering to a wide range of tastes and occasions.
  2. Culinary Knowledge: Abundant food facts and ideas for both everyday meals and special occasions. 
  3. User-Friendly Design: Thumb-tabbed for easy navigation.
  4. Historical Significance: Authored by a key figure in American culinary literature.

Beyond The Final Page:

"Encyclopedia of Cooking and Homemaking" is more than a cookbook; it’s a testament to the enduring legacy of culinary art. It invites readers to explore a world of flavors and techniques, making it a valuable addition to any kitchen.


This vintage cookbook has been previously loved and shows signs of use, including a taped spine and a rip in the front board. However, its practical value and historical importance remain intact. Please refer to the photos for a closer look, and contact us for more information or additional pictures.

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