"Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Cookbook" was published by Doubleday & Company and contains drawings by Andrew Warhol (aka Andy Warhol). This is a collection of Ms. Vanderbilt's favorite, "moth-watering recipes from her files". Amy Vanderbilt was a authority on etiquette in the 1950s publishing her best-selling book "Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette" in 1952. Andy Warhol drew small illustrations throughout the book. This art was done before Andy Warhol became the premiere artist of the visual art movement known as pop art.
Barbecues and Picnics
Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Frostings
Candies and Sweetmeats
Use Your Chafing Dish
Chicken and Other Poultry Dishes
Fish and Shellfish
Meats and Game
Pastas and Rice
Pies, Tarts, Turnovers
Salads and Their Dressings
Sandwiches, Pizzas, Savory-Spread Loaves
Sauces and Relishes
Menus For All Occasions
Quick and Easy
Where To Buy Foreign Foods
A Guide To Herbs, Seed, and Spice
Knives and Carving
Cookery Terms You Should Know
Useful Reference Tables
As you can see, this is an extensive cookbook (811 pages)! The dust jacket reads, "Although Miss Vanderbilt believes that cooking is an art, she also believes that the wie modern woman takes advantage of up-to-date conveniences and includes tips on where and how to use such short cuts".
This hard cover vintage cook book is complete with its dust jacket. The book is in good vintage condition with a previous owner's name written in ink on the inside front cover. There is a tiny bit of separation of the paper at the front hinge but this does not affect the binding. The binding is tight and the pages minimally yellowed. Coupons, recipes cut from magazines and other ephemera are scattered in between the pages of this cookbook and will be included. The dust jacket is in good-fair condition with some loss along the top and bottom edges and some tearing at the spine. There is also some mild scuffing on the dust jacket's picture. The book measures 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
This first edition, 1960s cookbook would be an excellent housewarming gift or for any food lover or cooking enthusiast.
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