We Specialize in Vintage and Out-of-Print Advertising Cookbooks
Welcome to the home of Advertising Cookbooks. We specialize in vintage and modern advertising cookbooks, those recipe booklets, pamphlets and brochures published by food manufacturers to promote their products. Our vintage cookbooks appeal to those who love good home cooking as well as to those interested in collecting cookbooks.
We also offer:
Free Cookbook Search Service
First, please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If you can't find what you like, then fill out our off-line search form and we will search our uncatalogued inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you.
If we don't have the cookbook you're looking for, we can help you find it!
Let us do the time-consuming legwork for you using our book search expertise!
About The Books in Our Inventory
We sell only used books on this website. We do not sell brand new books. We are not the food manufacturer (but we can help you find them). The condition of the books offered in our inventory ranges from Fair to Fine. Please read the description in the individual listing to ascertain the actual condition of the book you are interested in.
Please visit the New Listings category to view the lastest books added to our inventory. New listings last added on 2/15/2012.
The Food Company Cookbooks Blog
Let's Talk About These Cookbooks!
We love advertising cookbooks and find there is a lot to talk about regarding the subject. If you like them too, then you might find our blog, The Food Company Cookbooks, a fun place to stop by and visit.
The Food Company Cookbooks Website
Come and visit our companion website The Food Company Cookbooks. Lots more information on advertising cookbooks over there!
Collectors and Cooks - Special Features
Crisco tied the homespun image of Loretta Lynn to home cooking in an advertising campaign that ran during the 1980's. She was seen in television commercials and print ads baking up a storm with Crisco. Read more about Crisco and Loretta Lynn. Look for a Crisco cookbook bibliography coming soon.
H.J. Heinz Company - View the 1934 List of Heinz 57 Varieties.
McCall's cookbooks and recipes are longtime favorites with cooks of all ages. Visit the McCall's Cookbook page to see a bibliography of the McCall's cooking publications or to view the Recipe Index of the 18 volumes of the McCall's Cookbook Collection.
If you're a fan of Betty Crocker's Bisquick Baking Mix, learn more about the history, ingredients and packaging of Bisquick, view a pictorial bibliography, or take a look at some of their vintage magazine ads. See some of the Bisquick advertising premiums and collectibles from the past and present--there's a lot more than just recipe books. Catch up on current news and trivia, compare the original and contemporary recipe for an Impossible Pie.
We hope you'll find this information both fun and informative!