copyright 1972 "First Printing - May 1972" stated on copyright page; larger hardbound with decorative boards; very good condition with unmarked pages; 3 ring interior binding. There is a parchment page at the front of the book from del monte kitchens.
With recipes tested and approved by Del Monte Kitchens Staff. Designed and with illustrations by Frank L. Lanza, with photographs by George de Bennaro. Copyright held by the Del Monte Corporation, San Francisco, California. Stated printing. Hard cover, three-ring binder. Every card stock divider page is an envelop for holding extra recipes! Chapters include appetizers & beverages; soups & sauces; salads & dressings; eggs & cheese; meats, poultry & fish; vegetables; relishes, condiments & spreads; breads; sandwiches; desserts; nutrician; and helpful hints.