Meta Givens Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking Volume One 1956 J.G. Ferguson

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Explore the culinary expertise of Meta Given, a renowned American entrepreneur, nutritionist, and best-selling cookbook author, with her Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking Volume 1, published in 1956 by J.G. Ferguson. This 756-page cookbook is a testament to Given's dedication to creating recipes that balance cost, nutrition, and taste.

Perfect for both the vintage cookbook collector and the everyday cook, this volume is packed with recipes that bring the best of mid-century American cuisine to your table. The book is in good condition for its age, with no rips or tears, and comes with a clear book cover, as shown in the photos, making it a durable and practical addition to your kitchen. 


  • Author: Meta Given
  • Publisher: J.G. Ferguson
  • Year: 1956
  • Volume: 1
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 756
  • Dimensions: 8x6x2 inches
  • Condition: Good, with no rips or tears; includes a clear book cover 

Four Key Features:

  1. Nutritious Recipes: Focused on maximizing culinary value while minimizing costs.
  2. Comprehensive Collection: A wide range of recipes catering to various tastes and dietary needs.
  3. Vintage Charm: Adds a touch of mid-century authenticity to your cookbook collection.
  4. Practical Use: Ideal for everyday cooking, with easy-to-follow recipes.

Beyond The Final Page:

Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking is more than just a cookbook; it's a window into the culinary trends and practices of the 1950s. It provides an opportunity to explore vintage recipes and bring a piece of history into your modern-day cooking adventures.


This vintage cookbook has been previously loved and shows signs of age, as is typical for vintage pieces. The clear book cover has protected it over the years. Please refer to the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need additional photos, feel free to ask.

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