Finding Betty Crocker

Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food by Susan Marks gives us this astonishing inside look into the world of America’s favorite homemaker.

At a time before the “celebrity chef”, Betty Crocker was a hero to millions during World War II. Her fans sent her between 4,000-5,000 letters daily, requesting everything from recipes to marital advice, while sharing some of their most personal thoughts.

Susan Marks guides us through the various faces and voices behind Betty Crocker’s iconic image, starting in the 1920’s and bringing us into the modern age where celebrity chefs and their cookbooks share the shelf with Betty.

Find out more about how Susan Marks found Betty Crocker.

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