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ALL 'BOUT COOKIN' Recipe Booklet by Jean Allen Circa 1960

ALL 'BOUT COOKIN' Recipe Booklet by Jean Allen Circa 1960

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This hard-to-find vintage recipe booklet, ALL 'BOUT COOKIN', was compiled by Jean Allen, a Home Economist for The Kroger Foundation, and published circa 1950-1960. It is a great example of mid-century American retail advertising when store, food products, and new appliance promotions included branded cookbooks, recipe pamphlets and booklets as give-aways. 

The introduction is signed Jean Allen and states that this "little book" will get your cooking off to a great start and will tell you what staples to stock, how to buy and cook meats, how to dress-up vegetables, short-cut cooking methods, in addition to explaining cooking terms, measurements and substitutes. 

Recipes range from South of the Border Dinner, Oven-Fried Chicken, Snappy Cocktail Sauce, Asparagus with Hot Bacon Dressing, Cherry Peach Broil, Pineapple Upside-Down Gingerbread, Two-Crust Cherry Pie, Ambrosia Fruit Cocktail, Lobster Thermidor, Strawberry Meringue Angel Cake, Frozen Lemon Dessert, and Brownies.

The 24-page booklet is highlighted with black/white photographs and fun vintage illustrations. It measures 8 ¼” high by 5 ¼” wide and is in good condition with no tears and appears to be unused.

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