We're still pumped (and plump) from our recent Thanksgiving 2012 festivities and keeping the focus on food for a few more posts-- and if there is one booklet in my collection that should've held the spotlight on that day (instead of 4 days later-- sorry!) it's this one, The New England Cook Book (1956) by Melanie De Proft and featuring excellent illustrative key art by Lou Peters. So much rad imagery it's going to take two posts to give you most of the highlights. I've included full pages where the text runs into the art because I'm much too lazy to spend time photoshopping everything nice and pretty anymore (sorry 2!) Even more fun in the second half coming up NEXT!