The Wizard Modern Family Cook Book by Meta Given 1953 published by J.G. Ferguson & Associates

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Relive the Culinary Art of the 1950s with "The Wizard Modern Family Cook Book" by Meta Given. This bestselling cookbook is a treasure trove of mid-century modern culinary classics. Perfect for chefs and home cooks alike, Meta Given offers time-saving, money-saving, and thrifty recipes that will turn every meal into a delicious masterpiece.


  • Title: The Wizard Modern Family Cook Book
  • Publication Date: 1953
  • Publisher: J.G. Ferguson & Associates
  • Format: Grey Hard Cover
  • Pages: 632
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on the cover, split in binding back book board. All pages firmly attached.

Key Features:

  • Find hundreds of traditional classics and gems of culinary art—all with a time-saving and money-saving twist. Ideal or everyday meals or special occasions.
  • Meta Given, the genius behind this mid-century culinary classic, has been a source of inspiration for multiple generations of home cooks.
  • Discover cost-efficient recipes that don't skimp on flavor, designed especially for budget-conscious families.
  • Perfect for holiday feasts, family reunions, or simply upgrading your weeknight dinners to something extraordinary.
  • The grey hard cover ensures durability while adding a touch of vintage charm to your kitchen shelf.
  • The book bears a light patina of wear, offering an authentic slice of the past to your modern kitchen.

Reading Recommendation:

In this insightful article,  How Meta Given's Shaped The Vintage Cookbook Era, discover the legacy of Meta Given, a mid-20th-century culinary icon. Learn about her notable cookbooks, her simple yet nutritious approach to home cooking, and her influence on the vintage cookbook era—a great read for vintage cookbook enthusiasts, offering a pathway to explore Meta Given's cookbooks further.


This vintage cookbook has been previously owned and shows signs of light wear. For specifics, please refer to the available photos. If you have any questions, we are here to help.

In Summation:

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, "The Wizard Modern Family Cook Book" by Meta Given is a timeless addition to your culinary collection.

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