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Electric Refrigerator Recipes and Menus Cookbook, General Electric, 1927

Electric Refrigerator Recipes and Menus Cookbook, General Electric, 1927

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Electric Refrigerator Recipes and Menus, Specially Prepared for the General Electric Refrigerator Cookbook.

This hardcover cookbook, measuring approximately 5 3/8" x 8 1/8" with 144 pages, was written by Miss Alice Bradley, Principal of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery, Cooking Editor of Woman's Home Companion, and author of Cooking for Profit, Candy Cook Book, and For Luncheon and Supper Guests.   Wow!  With that list of credentials, the recipes are almost guaranteed to be winners!

This copy is the second printing, dated 1928.  Originally published by the General Electric Company in 1927, the cookbook is dedicated "To the Modern American homemaker.  "To many people electric refrigeration is still such a novelty that they scarcely realize the range of its possibilities.  It is almost like having an Aladdin's lamp and not knowing the right way to rub it."  Imagine a time when having a refrigerator was not the norm and when companies like General Electric informed the public that "the owning of such a refrigerator is a form of health and happiness insurance which every homemaker in America should have the privilege of enjoying"!  The introduction continues to describe all the benefits of refrigeration and methods of freezing as well as general directions for the use and care of a refrigerator.

The illustrations and graphic design are especially wonderful and while the binding is slightly loose, the overall condition is very good.

The recipes and menus, especially those for informal luncheons, afternoon bridge, weekend guests, and after-theater lunches offer an especially detailed glimpse into the Roaring Twenties and privileged life before the Great Depression.



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