The New England Yankee Cookbook by Imogene Wolcott from the files of Yankee Magazine 1939 Coward-McCann Inc.

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Step into a historic culinary journey with The New England Yankee Cookbook by Imogene Wolcott, a cherished volume published in 1939. This book is more than a mere collection of recipes; it's a window into the traditional New England lifestyle, showcasing the region's rich culinary heritage.

The 1939 edition, reprinted by Cookbook Collectors, allows vintage book enthusiasts to not only explore classic recipes but to also relish in the collective memories and stories tied to these dishes.

Key Features:

  • The cookbook encapsulates the essence of New England cuisine through a plethora of authentic recipes. The value extends beyond the kitchen, offering readers a taste of history and a connection to the past.
  • Imogene Wolcott, the notable author, brings to life the simplicity and the authenticity of New England's food culture amidst a world that was on the cusp of change in the late 1930s.
  • The book is a tribute to community sharing, as it's compiled from the cherished files of Yankee Magazine, reflecting a collective endeavor to preserve and celebrate regional culinary traditions.
  • This book shines in settings such as vintage-themed gatherings, book club discussions on historic cuisines, or simply as a companion on a quiet weekend afternoon.
  • The hardcover binding adds a robust and classic feel to the book, ensuring it withstands the test of time and frequent usage.
  • The book exudes vintage charm with its time-honored recipes and nostalgic narrative, making it a delightful addition to any vintage book or cookbook collection.


  • Title: The New England Yankee Cookbook
  • Publication Date: Reprinted (1939 version) unknown date by Cookbook Collectors
  • Publisher: Cookbook Collectors
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 398
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on the cover as shown in the photos.

Wrapping Up:

The New England Yankee Cookbook by Imogene Wolcott is more than just a cookbook—it's a passage back to a simpler, heart-warming era. Its sturdy hardcover binding, authentic New England recipes, and communal essence make it a must-have for those who adore vintage books and have a penchant for historical cuisines.


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