The Modern Family Cookbook by Meta

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Introducing "The Modern Family Cook Book" by Meta Given, a vintage gem published in 1961. This book is not just a collection of recipes; it's a snapshot of American cooking at a pivotal time in culinary history. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner, this book has something to offer.

Key Features

With 632 pages filled with delectable recipes, kitchen tips, and more, this book is a treasure trove of culinary wisdom.

Meta Given was a revolutionary in the home economics movement, and her works were considered groundbreaking in the 1960s.

This isn't just a cookbook; it's a piece of history, reflecting the cooking trends of an entire generation.

Ideal for family gatherings, holidays, or any event where food is the focal point.
With its hardcover and weathered dust jacket, the book has a unique vintage charm that adds to its allure.


  • Title: The Modern Family Cook Book
  • Publication Date: 1961
  • Publisher: J.G. Ferguson
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 632
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Dust jacket shows wear and tear, please refer to photos.

Wrapping Up

This is not just a book but a culinary time capsule that offers a glimpse into the kitchens of the past while still being incredibly relevant today. It would make a great addition to any vintage cookbook collection or serve as a beautiful and functional kitchen resource.

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 remains 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. If you have any questions or need more photos, ask.

Our Process

We source from local estate sales in the Great Lakes Bay Region, only purchasing the highest quality books.

After photos are shot, the book is immediately placed in a clear self-sealed bag, stored in a climate-controlled room for protection until you purchase.

When shipping, your book is double-bagged using kraft bubble mailer's for protection.

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