The Yankee Magazine Cookbook, by the editors of Yankee magazine. New York: Harper & Row. 195 pp. $15.95.

This book offers the same blend of New England charm and folklore as Yankee magazine, and the recipes are not only easy to follow, but often accompanied by amusing anecdotes, history, and beautiful old engravings.

The dishes: boiled apple cider pie, muster gingerbread, election cake, homemade doughnuts, codfish cakes, baked beans, Parker House rolls, and more.

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