Pictured for sale are Two Pillsbury Cookbooks dated 1952 and 1953, each packed with 200 delicious award winning recipes you'll fall in love with. Starting in 1948/49 the Pillsbury Mills Company started a search for dedicated women of America whose baked goods were mouth watering, delicious, easy to prepare, eye appealing, and are of course worthy of being called a Grand Prize-Winning Recipe.
Both books are copyrighted first editions from 1952 and 1953 issued by Pillsbury Mills, Incorporated, of Minnesota, with 100 recipes in each book adapted for use by Ann Pillsbury herself.
Both baking contests took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City--one on December 10, 1951, and the other on December 8, 1952. Each contest consisted of 100 contestants made up of men, women, and junior contestants. Television and movie stars were often seen walking around during the contest hoping to get ideas for their very own celebrity cookbook. In 1952 and 1953 Arthur Godfrey and Art Linkletter were chosen to award the first place winners with the $25,000 Grand Prize.
As a little boy growing up in the 1950's my mom had Betty Crocker and Pillsbury cookbooks in the kitchen which she used all the time and boy everything she made was yummy good.
The 1952 cookbook has 96 pages and measures 5 7/8"x 9". The 1953 cookbook has 96 pages and measures 5 2/8"x 8 1/4"
**Condition: Both books were taken care of and are in near mint condition.
If you’re looking to impress your friends or family with a special baked item during the holidays then I'm sure any one of the recipes found in both books will knock them off their feet.
What a neat gift to give your mom or grandmother who may have used these cookbooks as they taught you how to bake when you were a youngster in the 1950's. A wonderful gift to give a newlywed or aspiring young baker.
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