Beloved Cookbooks

Beloved Cookbooks, About

I have a few beloved cookbooks that I turn to over and over to perfect or inspire my recipes. While I do list them as sources of each recipe where appropriate, I decided to list them here as well, along with copyright and publisher information when available. Some of these books are out of print. I’ve divided them into two categories: Most Beloved Cookbooks, and Other Oft-Used Cookbooks.

Most Beloved Cookbooks

  1. A Passion for Vegetables, Recipes from European Kitchens, by Vera Gewanter; © 1980; published 1980 by The Viking Press, New York NY
  2. Fancy Pantry, by Helen Witty, copyright 1986 and published by Workman Publishing, New York
  3. Home Baking Made Easy, by Virginia Roberts, Director Occident Home Baking Institute. Copyright 1944 and originally published by Russell-Miller Milling Co., Minneapolis MN. This was my Mom’s baking book; but she always called it the “Occident Family Flour Baking Book,” so that is how I sometimes refer to it in my recipes. The cover and publishing information page have crumbled to dust. In the late 1990s I made copies of all the pages that had not crumbled, and rebound them. I tracked it down online, and found a copy (published by Vintage Cookbooks) listed for auction on Used copies can be purchased from
  4. Nourishing Traditions, Revised Second Edition by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig Ph.D,. Copyright 1999, 2001 and published by New Trends Publishing, Incl., Washington D.C.
  5. Simca’s Cuisine by Simone Beck, in collaboration with Patricia Simon. Copyright 1976 and published by Random House, Inc.; reissues published by Vintage Books division of Random House, New York
  6. Tassajara Bread Book by Edward Espe Brown. Copyright 1970 and published by Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boulder CO, and distributed by Random House, Inc., New York
  7. The Art of Fine Baking by Paula Peck. Copyright 1961 and published by Galahad Books, by arrangement with Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York
  8. The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas, Copyright 1972 and published by Random House, Inc., New York; reissues published by Vintage Books division of Random House, New York
  9. The Vegetarian Epicure Book 2 by Anna Thomas, a Borzoi Book. Copyright 1978 and published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York
  10. The New Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas. Copyright 1996 and published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York
  11. Wonderful Wonderful Danish Cooking, by Ingaborg  Dahl Jensen. Copyright 1965 and published by Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York

Other oft-used cookbooks:

  1. Better Homes and Gardens NEW Cook Book (in a 5-ring binder); either the copyright page has been lost, or it never had one, but according to Good Reads, it was Published January 1st 1976 by Meredith Publishing Company
  2. Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, Eighth Printing 1989, Copyright 1986, 1978, 1969 by General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis Minnesota. Published by Golden Press / New York, Western Publishing Company Inc., Racine, Wisconsin
  3. Larousse Treasure of Country Cooking,  Copyright Librairie Larousse, 1968, 1960; English translation © Vineyard Books, Inc. 1960; Bonanza 1978 Edition
  4. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck, Copyright 1961 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
  5. Pillsbury Dessert Cookbook, copyright 1970 by The Pillsbury Company; Dianne Hennesy King, Editor of Pillsbury Publications

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