A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 8, 1948

It is axiomatic that anything can happen in the publishing business and generally does. However, one thing I never expected to get mixed up in was recipes. Nevertheless, at the risk of temporarily turning this letter into a treatise on cookery. I can now report that we have on hand about 1,000 of your favorite recipes.

We got them by asking a cross-section of TIME's women readers for them, our purpose being to see what their replies would reveal about their cooking customs and the food products they use.

Although passing on a tried &...

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