The Casual Entertaining Cook Book is in good condition. The gorgeous pages reveal wonderful recipes to help entertain guests without overrunning the table. This book is the easier to read large format version. Hence, this cookbook is great for using in the kitchen during food preparation.
There are no tears, rips, water damages, or bad odors with the book. The book does have a little discoloration around the edges of the pages and covers. There does not appear to be any marks inside the book. Other than the faint discoloration, the pages are very presentable and clean.
The hardback book is titled “Casual Entertaining Cook Book” from Better Homes and Gardens. The book is a first-printing large format edition with a date of 1982.
This cookbook appears to be very easy-to-use mainly because of its large format design and colorful illustrations.
The decorative possibilities for this vintage cookbook are many. The growing kitchen bookshelf would be enhanced with the addition of this cookbook. The book is also a great size to display in a library or by its lonesome on a kitchen counter. The size also allows the book to lay open well while cooking.
This beautiful vintage cookbook would be a great gift idea or add-on to a growing Better Homes and Gardens library.
The Casual Entertaining Cook Book weighs 16.4 oz.
The book measures 11.25” tall x 8.5” wide x 3/8” thick.
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