I found this exact book in the 1976 printing at a garage sale for 25 cents about 17 years ago. This is one of my most used and cherished cookbooks I own. I use it all the time. It's my "go to" cookbook for everything! It has it all. Everything including meal planning, budgeting your money for meals, meatless, low calorie, foreign, lunchbox, chafing, fondue,electric skillet,picnic, special occasions, kids and teens,holidays, brunches, tea & coffee, buffet,freezing, canning, pickling,special diets, allergy diets, cocktails, weddings,house-keeping guide,all kinds of useful info, and everything from appetizers to zuchinni bread. This is one of those rare keep it until it falls apart cookbooks. You won't be dissapointed! Recipes are easy to follow even for beginners!