This book, in many ways, feels very modern but is also a reflection of the past. The author has a recipe for curry, still an exotic dish a hundred years later. She shows a great deal of knowledge about the cuts of meat and how to know when it is fresh and much more! Have fun and try some of these old recipes that connect us all to our early past in America. This hard cover book is cloth covered in a lovely royal blue with matching ribbon bookmark and has 200 pages.