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Secrets Of Russian Cooking
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Secrets Of Russian Cooking

Raduga Publishers, Moscow, 2001; First Edition; 10 1/2", 288 pages; illustrated. Authentic Russian cook book with delicious traditional recipes for everything from soup to desserts. Extensive chapters on Appetizers and Salads; Soups; Meats; Fish; Vegetables and Mushrooms; Cereals; Breads; and Puddings; Eggs, Cottage Cheese, and Milk; Kissel and Beverages; Meat Dumplings, Klotskas, and Noodles; Pastry; Different Types Of Kvass and Sbiten; and Sauces, Dressings, and Gravies. Beautifully illustrated with colorful Russian folk art. Ingeniously bound for both American and Russian cooks, with the front half in English and the back half in Russian. Fine, in color illustrated boards. No dust jacket, as issued. A sumptuous book.

$45.00

Vintage Hotel Majestic Restaurant Menu, Acapulco, Mexico
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Vintage Hotel Majestic Restaurant Menu, Acapulco, Mexico

Restaurant Majestic, Acapulco, Mexico, 1954; Dinner menu from Hotel Majestic, Acapulco, for October 10, 1954. Complete dinners with steak or lobster, soup, dessert, and coffee were but twelve pesos, a total of 96¢ at the time. Fine condition. Clean, crisp, and bright.

$15.00

Vintage Restaurant Menu, Arnaud’s Restaurant, New Orleans
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Vintage Restaurant Menu, Arnaud’s Restaurant, New Orleans

By Arnaud, Cazenave

Arnaud’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA, 1947; Menu for October 11, 1947 from legendary Arnaud’s French Restaurant on Bienville Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. A La Carte dishes listed on the left, and daily specials on the right, all with eye opening prices by today’s standards: Filet Mignon $2.00, Half a Broiled Lobster $1.00, Shrimp Arnaud, Jackson Soup, Chicken Clemenceau, Asparagus Salad, plus Dessert and Coffee all for $2.25, etc. Fine condition, clean, crisp, bright, no chips, creases or tears. Scarce.

$45.00

The Wharf Restaurant Menu, Seattle 1952
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The Wharf Restaurant Menu, Seattle 1952

The Wharf Restaurant, Seattle, WA, 1952; Inaugural menu from The Wharf restaurant at Fishermen’s Terminal on Salmon Bay in Seattle, Washington. Large size, measuring 10" x 15". A complete menu, with prices that make today’s diners drool: Large Whole Steamed Crab $1.75; Prime Top Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Sauce, Salad, and Shoestring Potatoes $2.75; Assorted Seafood Plate with Tartar Sauce, Shoestring Potatoes and Cole Slaw $1.50; Halibut Steak $1.30; Willapa Oyster Sandwich with French Fries and Cole Slaw 80¢, etc. The Wharf was open for business from 1952 to 1982, at which time it was forced to closed its doors due to a lease dispute. Rear cover with text describing the Valhalla and Moby Dick murals, specially commissioned by the owners from notable Seattle artist Jack C. Corsaw. Corsaw is well known for having designed the famous globe atop the old Seattle Post Intelligence Newspaper Bldg. Printed on card stock. Very Good Plus, clean, crisp, bright, no chipping. Scarce.

$35.00

Vintage Restaurant Menus, Historic Hotel Geneve, Mexico City
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Vintage Restaurant Menus, Historic Hotel Geneve, Mexico City

Hotel Geneve, Mexico City, 1954; Lunch and Dinner menus for Oct. 19th and Oct. 21, 1954 from historic Hotel Geneve in the Zona Rosa, Mexico City. Colorful illustrations of Mexican culinary utensils at left. Eye-opening prices. A sirloin steak with potatoes and vegetable was but 88¢ (11 pesos), and Boston Cream Pie 24¢ (3 pesos). Both in Fine condition, clean, crisp, bright, no chips, tears or staining.

$20.00

1953 Vintage Restaurant Menus From The Model Cafe, Anchorage, Alaska
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1953 Vintage Restaurant Menus From The Model Cafe, Anchorage, Alaska

Model Cafe, Anchorage, AK, 1953; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Menus, with prices, for Monday, July 27, 1953, from the old "Model Cafe" on 2nd St. in Anchorage, Alaska. Amongst the items are Prime Rib for $2.75, Roast Turkey $2.50, Halibut Cheeks $1.75, Halibut Steak $1.75, and Crab Louie $2.50. Lunch menu printed on paper stock, breakfast and dinner menus on heavy card. Very Good, no chips, tears. or staining. The words "Anchorage Alaska," "Lunch," and "Dinner" are written in the blank margin on the corresponding menus. Rare.

$20.00

Vintage Restaurant Menu, Hotel Rancho Telva, Taxco, Mexico
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Vintage Restaurant Menu, Hotel Rancho Telva, Taxco, Mexico

Hotel Telva, Taxco, Mexico, 1954; Supper Menu from Hotel Rancho Telva, Taxco, Mexico for October 25, 1954. Fifteen pesos ($1.20 at the time) would buy a complete Roast Leg Of Lamb dinner including soup, salad, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, and coffee. Photo of the hotel at lower left. Fine condition, clean, crisp, bright, no chips or tears.

$15.00

Vintage Restaurant Menu, United States Senate
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Vintage Restaurant Menu, United States Senate

U. S. Govt. Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1965; Menu for Thursday, April 15, 1965 from the U. S. Senate Dining Room Washington, DC. Measures 8 1/2" x 10 3/4". Features both a la carte and luncheon menus for everything from appetizers to desserts, with prices that would please any diner. Full cost of Leg Of Spring Lamb, complete with Pan Gravy, Mint Jelly, Hashed-Brown Potatoes, and Buttered Carrots, for $1.65, Shrimp Cocktail $1.00, Pecan Pie .35. Recipe for the famous Senate Bean Soup on the back. Fine condition, a pristine copy.

$15.00

Vintage Restaurant Menu, Hotel Del Prado, Mexico City
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Vintage Restaurant Menu, Hotel Del Prado, Mexico City

Hotel Del Prado, Mexico City, 1950; Beautiful 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" color illustrated menu from the dining room of the historic Hotel del Prado in Mexico City, circa 1950. Contains complete a la carte menu from hors d’oeuvres to desserts, with prices. Diners today are aghast to see that the price for a New York steak at the time was $1.60 (20 pesos), Duckling Bigarade $1.92 (24 pesos), and Russian Caviar $3.20 (40 pesos). Fine condition in all respects.

$30.00

The Pleasures Of Cooking For One
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The Pleasures Of Cooking For One

By Jones, Judith

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2009; First Edition; 8vo, 273 pages; decorative green boards; illustrated. Unique cook book of recipes for the solo diner, by legendary Knopf food editor and author Judith Jones, who numbers among her many distinguished clients Julia Child, James Beard, Jacques Pépin, Madhur Jaffrey, and Lidia Bastianich. Enticingly illustrated with over thirty color photographs. As New in an As New dust jacket.

$45.00

The Good Housekeeping Woman’s Home Cook Book
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The Good Housekeeping Woman’s Home Cook Book

By Curtis, Elizabeth Gordon

The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1909; First Edition; tall narrow octavo (9 1/2" x 4 1/4"), 320 pages; illustrated boards. Legendary cook book by Elizabeth Gordon Curtis, with hundreds of recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, cereals, cheese dishes, meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, eggs, soups, sandwiches, canapes, salads, frozen and hot desserts, beverages, and invalid cookery, each kitchen tested by Good Housekeeping Magazine and the New England School Of Cookery. Twelve b&w halftone photo illustration plates at the front. Blank memoranda pages at the end of each chapter for notes or the addition of personal recipes. Fine, in leather-grained oil cloth boards with art nouveau design and original brass ring hanger at the top. Clean, crisp, bright, binding tight, sound and square, no ownership signatures or text markings of any sort. Neat handwritten recipe for Plum Conserve on the last memoranda page at the back. A true first edition in exceptional condition of a scarce and much sought after cook book.

$125.00

A Thousand And One Cookery Recipes And Kitchen Hints
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A Thousand And One Cookery Recipes And Kitchen Hints

By Anonymous

Cassell And Company, Ltd., London, 1912; First Edition; tall narrow octavo (9 1/4" x 4 1/4"), 152 pages; red cloth boards; illustrated. A thousand and one recipes for everything from soup to nuts, plus numerous helpful household hints. Six photo illustration plates plus numerous advertisements for popular turn of the century kitchen products. Very Good, clean, crisp, corners sharp, binding tight, sound, and square. Small surface abrasion on the front board illustrated paper inset label, minor external soil, two pages creased. No chips, no tears, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$40.00

Tennessee Cookbook
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Tennessee Cookbook

By Mrs. Reese Lillard

Publishing House Of The M.E. Church South, Nashville, Tennessee, 1939; Revised Edition; 8vo, 267 pages; green cloth, gilt titles. Southern cookbook with hundreds of heirloom recipes for soups, fish, meats, game, poultry, dressings and sauces, eggs, salads, pickles, vegetables, breads, sandwiches, pastries, tarts, pies, puddings, desserts, custards and cremes, ice creams, sherbets, ices, ice cream sauces, cakes, small cakes, icings, beverages, preserves, jellies, and candies. Some rarer entries include planked fish, crab crullers, stuffed oysters, fricasseed tripe, deviled liver, banana salad, grape ketchup, and apple leaf sandwiches. Also contains a section on foods for the sick room, and another on helpful household hints. Complete index to all recipes at the back. Very Good, clean and crisp, corners sharp, binding tight, sound and square. Spine titles partially dulled. The name and mailing address of the popular old time radio show "The Quiz Kids," is penned on the blank front end paper. A nice copy of the author’s revised edition of this scarce cook book, first published in 1912.

$40.00

Greek Cooking For Pleasure
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Greek Cooking For Pleasure

By Mallos, Tess

Chartwell Books, Secaucus, NJ, 1978; 4to, 112 pages. Over 100 authentic Greek recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts. Lusciously illustrated with color photographs by Howard Jones. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$35.00

Healthy First Courses
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Healthy First Courses

By Worthington, Diane Rossen

Weldon Owen/Williams Sonoma, San Francisco, 1995; First Edition, second printing; 8vo, 128 pages. Fifty mouth watering recipes by Diane Rossen Worthington, designed to begin a meal in healthy style: appetizers, soups, and salads. Profusely illustrated with tempting color photographs. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket.

$30.00

Mrs. Bridges’ Upstairs, Downstairs Cookery Book
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Mrs. Bridges’ Upstairs, Downstairs Cookery Book

By Bailey, Adrian (Editor)

Simon and Schuster, NY, 1974; First Edition; 8vo, 193 pages; illustrated. Delicious recipes, both gourmet and simple, from the BBC’s popular Masterpiece Theater television series Upstairs, Downstairs, which featured Bellamy family cook, "Mrs. Bridges." Divided into the eight divisions making up the Edwardian menu: Stocks and Sauces; Soups; Fish; Game and Poultry; Meat; Vegetables; Desserts, Puddings, and Savouries; and Bread, Cakes, and Pastry. Each category is further divided into elegant "Upstairs" recipes, and the more hearty "Downstairs" fare. Enlivened with substantial personal details about the various members of the Bellamy household, and illustrated with numerous on-set production photos by John Hedgecoe, plus 70 line drawings picturing Edwardian utensils, methods of serving and carving, etc. Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket that has not been price-clipped. A very nice copy of a mouthwatering cook book.

$110.00

Cooking For A Crowd
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Cooking For A Crowd

By Wyler, Susan

Harmony Books, NY, 1988; First Edition; 4to, 159 pages. Mouth watering collection of recipes for entertaining groups of from ten to fifty people "with fine food, style, and ease." Seventy-two complete menus with over 150 delicious easy-to-follow recipes, plus plan-ahead strategies, for everything from sit-down dinners to backyard barbecues. Written by Susan Wyler, caterer and food editor of Food & Wine magazine. Profusely illustrated with sumptuous color photographs by Jerry Simpson. As New, in an As New dust jacket. A beautiful copy.

$50.00

The Complete Book Of Gingerbread, Traditional Gingerbread Recipes And Designs From Around The World
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The Complete Book Of Gingerbread, Traditional Gingerbread Recipes And Designs From Around The World

By Barrett, Valerie

Chartwell Books, Secaucus, NJ, 1992; First Edition; 4to, 96 pages; illustrated. The Definitive book on gingerbread cookery. Over thirty mouthwatering traditional gingerbread recipes from around the world -- America, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Great Britain, France, Holland, and South Africa, with easy to use step-by-step instructions for each. Lengthy section on construction gingerbread, with recipes and full instructions for numerous festive edible holiday gingerbread decorations for Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Wedding Day, complete with templates. Profusely illustrated with tantalizing color photographs. Five page in-depth history of gingerbread at the front. A marvelous book. Fine, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket. First American Edition. Clean, crisp, bright, sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$30.00

Caviar! Caviar! Caviar!
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Caviar! Caviar! Caviar!

By Stein, Gerald M., and Donald Bain

Lyle Stuart, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, 1981; First Edition; quarto, 220 pages. A detailed study of caviar, with entire chapters on the history, selection, harvesting, processing, storing, shipping, and insuring of it, the types and brands, plus 23 pages of recipes. A monumental work, profusely illustrated with beautiful color photography. Hailed as the world’s most authoritative book on the subject. Very Good Plus, with some rubbing of the exterior surface gloss. Clean, crisp, bright and sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$40.00

The Cartoonist Cookbook
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The Cartoonist Cookbook

By Illenberger, Theodora (Editor)

Hobbs, Dorman & Company, Inc., New York, 1966; First Edition; 8vo, 189 pages; Illustrated. Unique collection, gathered by the Newspaper Comics Council, of the favorite menus and recipes of 45 famous American cartoonists, with a biographical outline and original cartoon from each. Includes Neal Adams (Ben Casey), Milton Caniff (Steve Canyon), Al Capp (Lil’ Abner), Roy Crane (Buzz Sawyer), Tony Di Preta (Joe Palooka), Chester Gould (Dick Tracy), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Vernon Greene (Bringing Up Father), Johnny Hart (B.C.), Lank Leonard (Mickey Finn), Allen Saunders & Ken Ernst (Mary Worth), Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Al Smith (Mutt & Jeff), Don Truchte (Henry), Al Vermeer (Priscilla’s Pop), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Ferd Johnson (Moon Mullins), and many more, all served with a liberal portion of wit. Introduction by James Beard. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a tiny chip at the uppermost extremity of the spine panel. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp. Previous owner name in neat hand on f.f.e.p.

$40.00

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