McCall's Cook Book (1963 Edition) by the Food Editor's of McCall's
Here is your book, the one your thousands of letters have asked us to publish. It has taken us years to do, checking and rechecking countless recipes to bring you only the best, only the interesting, only the perfect. Now we can say, wtihout a shadow of a doubt, that every single one of them, if you follow the directions to the letter, will work for you exactly as well as it did for us, even if you have never cooked before.
Our book starts from the beginning with the beginner, and everything is simply stated, not merely so it can be understood, but so it cannot be misunderstood. We tell you how to tackle a recipe. We give you the easiest method -- McCall's own step-by-step way. We define cooking terms precisely, tell you how to measure, how to set a table, how to plan meals for any occasion, and much more -- from carving to garnishing, shopping to serving.