METROPOLITAN LIFE COOK BOOK Recipe Booklet Circa 1930
Vintage METROPOLITAN COOK BOOK pamphlet published by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from the 1920s. The softcover Art-Deco style artwork is designed with a diamond pattern on a black background. Inside the diamonds are colorful images of various foods.
With its distinctive cover, this would be a great piece to display in a frame or on a table top easel in a mid-century or vintage design kitchen.
Metropolitan Life created a series of cooking pamphlets for several decades intended to aid families in planning "nourishing" meals for "healthful" eating. This 64-page booklet includes hundreds of recipes ranging from Boston Brown Bread, Martha Washington Pie, Browned Hominy, Bangor Brownies, Macaroni and Cheese, Mustard Pickles, French Omelet, English Plum Pudding, Chowders, Creole Celery to Swiss Steak.
There are sections for weights and measurement tables, useful suggestions and temperatures--and a really fun section entitled, "The Lunch Box." The Lunch Box describes how to pack a lunch box safely and has many suggestions on items to pack for school children and industrial workers.
The booklet measures 5 ½” by 8 ¾” and although the softcover is attached and the booklet is not missing any pages--it does show its 100-year age, with some staining and browning. Inside the front cover are notes made with lead pencil. The copyright status for this item is unknown.
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