“Betty Crocker’s Party Book” cookbook subtitled “More than 500 recipes, menus and how-to-do-it tips for festive occasions the year ’round.” Published by Golden Press with General Mills in 1960, it is a first edition, first printing, so stated. The cookbook is a wire spiral-bound hard cover measuring 5¾ x 8 inches, it is in fair used condition with wear to the covers, particularly with some rips and tears on the spine; flipping through the pages are clean and unmarked.
Betty Crocker’s Party Book is a treat for anyone who lived through the 1960s – or wished they had! Packed with practical advice, classic recipes, color photographs, and whimsical illustrations, it reveals secrets of great parties back in the era of Leave It to Beaver, most of which are still applicable today. Included are detailed plans for more than 30 different parties, including themed birthday celebrations (such as a Space-Age Adventure Party and Cinderella Party), holiday get-togethers (for Christmas, Halloween, and more), and wedding-related events (like a Bridal Shower and an Anniversary Party). The accompanying recipes, including Blueberry Coffee Cake, Pineapple Chicken, Brownie S’Mores, and Easter Bunny Cake, are as tasty today as they were back in the sixties. Complete with craft ideas (such as how to make a gilded fruit centerpiece) and entertaining advice (“What Makes a Hostess Famous?”), the book is a charming snapshot of life in a more innocent era.
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