COLLECTOR'S 1911 antiquarian original hardcover cookbook by Janet McKenzie Hill - Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing Dish Dainties. New edition with additional recipes and Fifty Illustrations of Original Dishes.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, Copyright, 1899, 1903, 1911 first edition of this revised printing. Not a later reprint. Not ex-library. No isbn.
Exceptional recipes, with elegant table presentation and classic ingredients of the era. Oysters, lobster, salads, tea sandwiches, aspic, fish, cheese, sweetbreads, fresh herbs, puff pastry, chocolate, custards, punch and much more.
EXQUISITE halftone illustrations; 50 full page black & white glossy plates and frontispiece with original tissue guard. Photos do not fully capture shades and elaborate detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Pictures with captions include:
Table laid for Sunday night tea, Wedding sandwich rolls,
Copper chafing dish with earthen casserole, Boston brown bread,
The tender lettuce brings on softer sleep, Yorkshire rabbit,
Russian salad, Stuffed beets, Vegetable salads, Turquoise salads,
Chafing-dish dainties chapter includes sections: Chafing dish appointments, Chafing-dishes past and present, Are midnight dinners hygienic? and more.
Janet McKenzie Hill (1852–1933), born in Westfield, Mass, prominent early practitioner of culinary reform, food science and scientific cooking. Took up study of cooking and related sciences around age 40. Graduated from Boston Cooking School in 1892. Fannie Farmer was assistant principal at the time.
In 1896 she founded Boston Cooking School Magazine (later renamed American Cookery). Alice Bradley, 1897 graduate of Boston Cooking School, bought Miss Farmer's Cooking school, cooking editor of Woman's Home Companion got her start doing cooking demonstrations for Hill.
Hill was also author of: 'Practical Cooking and Serving'; 'Dainty Desserts for Dainty People' (1909) for Knox Gelatine; 'Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes' (1916) for Walter Baker & Co.
Dedication to: Mrs. William B. Sewall. President of the Boston Cooking School Corporation, few sentences by author. Extensive index. Two wonderful full page glossy plates, commercial advertisements of Crawford Cooking Ranges.
Provenance: Ffep has lovely inscription in beautiful script: Dorothea Durant Allyri? From Santa Claus "She can do little Who can't do this". Christmas, 1917.
Hardcover, octavo light teal cloth boards, beautiful cover illustration, frontispiece with fully intact protective tissue, 230 pages. Illustrations MINT. Binding tight. Kitchen unused.
Pages near fine/bright/clean/minimal wear-minimal age yellowing. Fbep light shelfwear-pp imprint toning. Cover very good++/bright/mostly clean/light shelfwear overall-light scuffing-spotting-light fading. Edges and corners very nice shape.
Incredible condition for age; hard-to-believe its 100 years old. This is cooking history at its best. Will make a FABULOUS gift!!
Perfect engagement, bridal shower present, anniversary or wedding gift too!!
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