"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.
Chapters include: Appetizers Barbecues and Picnics Beverages Breads Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Frostings Candies and Sweetmeats Casserole Meals Use Your Chafing Dish Cheese Chicken and Other Poultry Dishes Desserts Eggs Fish and Shellfish Meats and Game Pastas and Rice Pies, Tarts, Turnovers Salads and Their Dressings Sandwiches, Pizzas, Savory-Spread Loaves Sauces and Relishes Skillet Supers Souffles Soups Vegetables 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 Index
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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