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Turns out he has a friend who regularly
hosts a midcentury supper club potluck,
featuring recipes from the ;;;;s and ;;;;s.
“Combining all that I’ve experienced
from my own antique shopping, along with
my friend’s supper club and the success of
Mad Men, I noticed there was a movement,
and we had a moment to bring [these books]
back,” Phirman tells The Connection.
So, he and a colleague traveled to the
Betty Crocker Archives at General Mills in
Minneapolis, where they spent the day
Betty starting in ;;;;.
“It started mostly with
housewives asking what they
should cook for their mother-in-law! The company created Betty
Crocker as a name—and later a
face—and to answer these letters.
Over time, the brand evolved into
what it is today,” he says.
The classic Entertaining with
Betty is also available. (Item ;;;;;;;;;
available now) C
I WOULD be hard-pressed
to name anything more
charming than cookbooks
from the ;;;;s and ';;s.
From the illustrations to
the recipes, old cookbooks
offer a peek into a time
that feels both foreign and
So I was especially excited to ;nd Outdoor Cooking with Betty,
from Houghton Mi;in Harcourt. Originally
published in ;;;;, this book has the same
cover and recipes as the original version. It
describes how to prepare outdoor feasts and
includes recipes for meat, ;sh, sandwiches,
desserts and more.
Wanting to know more about why the
publisher had decided to reprint this book,
I queried James Phirman, national account
manager for Houghton Mi;in Harcourt.
Phirman says he loves the emotional
response he gets when ;ipping through old
cookbooks and seeing what life was like
from a food and entertaining perspective.
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William Morrow | Hardcover |
available August 8 |
Nearly 30 years ago,
Charlie Quinn’s happy,
small-town life was torn
apart by an attack in her
home that left her mother
dead and her father
devastated. Now violence
strikes her town again.
The ideal good daughter,
Charlie has followed in her
father’s footsteps, becoming
a lawyer herself. But this shocking
new case plunges her into a nightmare that
unleashes the memories she’s spent so long trying to
suppress. Family secrets don’t stay buried forever.
A harrowing, ;rst-person account of war
Regnery History | Hardcover |
available now | Item #1179167
From one of America’s last living
World War II veterans comes
the incredible story of the war’s
final combat mission. Even
after the bombs were dropped
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
the Japanese emperor refused
to surrender. The morning of
August 15, 1945, Jerry Yellin
and his wingman took off from
Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. Only
one of them would return.
Only the best for busy cooks
Houghton Mif;in Harcourt | Paperback | available early August | Item #1179183
Looking to get creative in the kitchen? Just ask the specialists. Better
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For fans of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat
William Morrow | Hardcover | available now | Item #1179163
The little-known story of a group of young German Jews
who escaped Nazi Germany in the ’30s, just to return with
the U. S. Army the following decade, to play a key role in
helping the Allies defeat Hitler.
a lawyer herself. But this shocking
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