Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook

February 12, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 

Product Description
It’s the book that started it all, the well-loved edition that first bought Betty Crocker cookbooks into American homes and hearts. Published in 1950, this ground-breaking title made cooking easy, it made cooking appealing, and best of all, it made cooking fun. Packed full of practical tips, useful hints, and lavish color photography, this was the book that shaped cooking for generations, the book that people remember. Every recipe you — or your mother — ever want… More >>

Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook

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5 Responses to “Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook”

  1. J. Weber on February 12th, 2010 4:11 am

    Picture book: no pictures in the search inside feature.

    Nuff’ said!

    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Elizabeth G. Melillo on February 12th, 2010 4:27 am

    I’m old enough to remember when Betty Crocker’s cookbook was a standard gift for new brides who had no experience at all with boiling an egg. Then and now, it could be useful for those whose main concern is getting something, anything, on the table with minimum fuss. But it is strictly limited and utilitarian – the recipes are very bland, without mention of even simple additions (herbs, perhaps, or a cup of wine) that could improve the quality of the most frugal cook’s table without requiring extensive time or gourmet expertise.

    As one example from my own book of ‘sad cooking outcomes,’ I well remember when I intended to prepare a beautiful veal roast, and a relative asked if she could do so instead to have it ready a bit earlier. The result was hardly to be relished – unseasoned, no gravy, rather dry – basically a product of ‘just put it in and let it cook.’ Need I mention which cookbook she had used? The standard “do not baste, do not add water”, bland Betty Crocker.

    If one is totally inexperienced, and just wishes to gain confidence in the very action of cooking, this book might have some value as a beginning – but not for long.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Anonymous on February 12th, 2010 7:10 am

    After the much-bally-hoo about this book, I bought it……big waste of money……It’s ok if you want basic recipes, such as a basic chocolate cake, and such……does not live up to the hype, in my opinion……Guess people think “Betty Crocker” translates to “Bible”…..
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Joyce L. Burke on February 12th, 2010 10:04 am

    Service has always been very quick and pkgs arrive in very good condition
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Mikhail Krestinsky on February 12th, 2010 12:06 pm

    My brother Nikolai he send to me this book from America. I write to him, “Nikolai, I will feed my wife to bear, she will die like Svetlana if she cook the Borsk again. I will bear the Borsk no longer.” He send me this book and save my wife Katinka from painful death by bear. He is good man, my brother. But when first I give the book at Katinka she say to me, “Rzokcva vag neztin sentoktavak!” The words she can’t not read them! They are English words, so to Nikolai I write again, “Wife will die by bear, she be not God of English Grammar like you.” So he send to me magical book with name “English Grammar it is for Dummies.” I give to Katinka and now she cook me thousand dishes with vodka! I had before only the Borsk, now she make the creamy tuna casserole with Vodka, because the water in Petropavlovsk it is ruined by bear carcass. My brother he say I am very wise man, it is true. I drink the vodka. I tell you this, Nikolai will soon be Czar or Emperor of America, maybe both. Do not make him enemy or he will take your wife as slave in barrel factory! Hahaha! (it is no joke).
    Rating: 5 / 5

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