Complete version of America's Cook Book- one of those backbones of the book shelf that every good cook needs -- no matter how much of a ""specialty cook addict she is. More than 3500 recipes and menus, and uptodate information on pre cookery, frozen foods, pastry cooking, herbs and spices, inexpensive meals, home ning, and buying in today's market. Each section is introduced by a guide of general information, on methods, on use of recipes, on definitions, on the specific topic of the section. Information on pressure cooking is introduced wherever it naturally comes, rather than in a section by itself. Excellent tables showing comparative are valuable guides for your timetable. Excellent section on meal planning for allergies, special diets for invalids, old people, children. Section on herbs is particularly good- and simple in classification for use. Meat purchasing guides should help the budget conscious housekeeper (and who isn't?).