Like the White House Cookbook that served as a guide in thousands of kitchens fifty years ago, the SUPERB recipes in Marny Clifford's Washington Cookbook are for the kinds of dishes Americans like to eat when they want to eat well!!
COLLECTOR'S signed 1972 stated first edition, first printing hardcover - Marny Clifford's Washington Cookbook. Has original dust jacket with large black & white author photograph on back. Signed/inscribed half-title page.
Charming John Falter illustrations; each chapter opens w/ black & white drawing. Brilliant dustjacket color illustration; eagle, and U.S. flag. Foreword by Mary Van Rensselaer Thayer. Publisher: New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, Copyright, 1972 stated first edition. Not ex-library. SBN: 6525153004.
For over twenty-five years, Washington hostesses have been borrowing Marny Clifford's recipes. When the recipes became too dog-eared to read, Mrs. Clifford, wife of former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, found herself making copies, and then more copies. Finally, at the urging of those who had enjoyed her justly famous parties and wanted to know the secrets of the delicious food she served, she agreed to put her recipe collection into book form. Destined to be as cherished as any of the famous standard cookbooks.
Gourmet in taste but uncomplicated in preparation, the recipes come from First Ladies, Embassies, Senators' and Generals' wives, from Marny Clifford's New England forebears, from friends, and from her foreign travels. Wealth of suggested menus for entertaining at brunches, lunches, buffet suppers, formal dinners, large parties of forty or more to intimate suppers for two; any one of which could establish a hostess's reputation for life. She also excelled at serving up authentic dishes from the Caribbean to Indonesia – very outré at the time.
Each of the more than 700 recipes has been tested so that even the cook with little experience will be able to follow her clear, uncomplicated instructions. Contents includes classic American cuisine, delicious international dishes, make a family meal, or a grand Souffle. Top it all of with the finest desserts.
Marny Clifford was reared in New England; Clark Clifford in St. Louis, for several decades, from the post-war ‘50s to the post-Vietnam ‘80s, served as an advisor to Presidents of both parties – Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Carter. They met in Germany, married, lived in St. Louis for thirteen years, moved to Washington in 1946. Before she married, she was a graduate of Fannie Farmer School of Cooking in Boston. In addition to cooking American food dishes that show her New England roots, she also served up authentic dishes from the Caribbean to Indonesia – very outré at the time.
Heavy hardcover, priceclipped DJ, dark blue cloth boards, bright silver titles. 541 MINT pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Cover fine/spine titles mint/bright/clean/very minimal wear. Pages fine/bright/clean/minimal pp yellowing. Author inscription-see photo. DJ excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes minimal yellowing-occasional small mark-spot-light scuffing-light top edge chipping-front flap edge crease.
Hard-to-find a gem like this that has never been used in a kitchen; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
SIGNED 'Marny Clifford's' Washington Cookbook, 1972 RARE Stated First Edition, DJ, Entertaining, Military Wife, Washington Hostess, Regional Cooking, Secretary of Defense 'Clark Clifford', Pages MINT