The Household Searchlight Recipe Book Vintage Cookbook 1936 Hardcover with Tabs


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“The Household Searchlight Recipe Book” cookbook. Compiled and edited by Ida Migliario, Harriet Allard, Zorada Titus and Irene Westbrook, it was published by The Household Magazine in 1931, this is an eighth printing from 1936. The cookbook is a hard cover measuring 7 x 10½ inches with 303 pages and tabbed sections. It is in good gently used condition with wear to the covers and pages, there are handwritten recipes written on pages throughout the cookbook.


This is a classic cookbook. The first five introductory pages include no-frills basic information about cooking methods, temperatures, measurements, etc. Twenty-four tabbed recipe chapters follow, each with its own table of contents on the first page. These chapters include appetizers, beverages, breads, cakes, candies, canning & preserving, cereals, cheese, cookies, eggs, fish & wild game, frozen desserts, fruits, gelatin, icings & fillings, meats, pastries, poultry, puddings, salads & dressings, sandwiches, sauces, soups, and vegetables. Unlike many old cookbooks, the recipes do include oven temperatures. They are composed of basic ingredients and many will, by nature, be more time-consuming to prepare than those in most modern cookbooks. Not all ingredients are healthy (sugar, shortening, etc.) but, then, they taste great!

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Additional information

Weight 31 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 3 in