Hollywood movie star PAUL NEWMAN was as skilled in the scullery as he was on the screen. Newman’s culinary credos and Hotchner’s inimitable anecdotes accompany the celebrity recipes, along with a fabulous tongue-in-cheek photo history of Newman’s Own and even an occasional ballad!!.
Collector’s 1985 Paul Newman SIGNED first edition, first printing vintage hardcover cookbook with original unclipped dust jacket - Newman's Own Cookbook. Compiled by Ursula Hotchner & Nell Newman with Trenchant Observations by A.E. Hotchner. Brilliant color and black & white celebrity photographs on glossy pages. Dustjacket back has fantastic B & W photo of Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Nell Newman and A.E. Hotchner.
Publisher: Contemporary Books, Inc. Chicago. Copyright: 1985, first edition, probable first printing. Paul Newman's signature is on the front endpaper. ISBN 0809251566. Not ex-library. This rare gem was never used in a kitchen. Gift quality condition!
For years, Paul Newman and his longtime buddy A. E. Hotchner filled old wine bottles with their homemade salad dressing to give to friends as Christmas gifts. Reasoning that what was good enough for their pals was good enough for the public, they formed Newman's Own to sell the dressing. Their entrepreneurial adventure was a smashing success; to date, Newman's Own products have generated more than $100 million in after-tax profits, all of which have been donated to charitable and educational causes.
Newman, Hotchner, their families, and friends share more than 125 of their favorite recipes with you. From simple to sophisticated, these dishes are imaginative and delicious, and while some use Newman's Own products, you can substitute your favorite brand of salsa, salad dressing, or spaghetti sauce without a problem. "All recipes in this book have been tested by preparing them and serving them to people with fussy appetites, who have consumed them with relish!!"
Some dishes are Newman household favorites: The Newmanburger, Joanne's Cereal, Nell Newman's Cauliflower and Parmesan Soup with Essence of Lemon. Some contributions from friends: Robert Redford's Lamb Chili with Black Beans, Julia Roberts's Fresh Peach Crisp, Matthew Broderick's Grilled T-bone Steak with Sweet Onion Marmalade and Campfire Mustard Sauce, Whoopi Goldberg's Big Bad Ass Beef Ribs, Ursula Hotchner's Veau Marengo, Martha Stewart's Victorian Savouries, Joan Rivers's Shrimp Salad, Tony Randall's Grilled Veal Chop with Bourbon-Cracked Black Pepper Sauce, Gene Shalit's Spaghetti Carbonara and more.
There are winners from the Newman's Own/Good Housekeeping recipe contest, Sundance's Salsa Steak in a Sack, Towering Inferno Creole Posole, Paul's Picture Show Popcorn Crunch, and Sockarooni Orange Kiss-Me Cake among them. Illustrated with wonderfully candid photographs and illuminated by Newman's own trenchant observations; a treat for the eye and the palate. Photos, endless quips, and chapters that include Starters, Soups, Stews and Chilis, Main Courses, Pastas, Pizza, Breads and Snacks, Desserts, and Rice, Vegetables and Side Dishes that provides a rich compendium of family faves.
Paul Leonard Newman (1925-2008) American actor and film director. Won numerous awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Cannes Film Festival Award, and Emmy. Starred in Exodus (1960), The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Towering Inferno (1974), Slap Shot (1977) and The Verdict (1982). Teamed with Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973). With wife, Joanne Woodward, in feature films: The Long, Hot Summer (1958), Harry & Son (1984) and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990) - 25 years after The Hustler, Newman reprised his role of Fast Eddie Felson in Martin Scorsese directed The Color of Money for which he won Academy Award for Best Actor. A.E. Hotchner, author of Papa Hemmingway, Doris Day, Sophia: Living and Loving …plays the real life Sundance to Newman’s Butch Cassidy.
Hardcover, original unclipped pictorial dj-$13.95 flap. Paul Newman signature on front free endpaper. Cloth boards. 136 MINT unused glossy pages with six page index, 6" wide by 9" high. Gift quality. Fine vintage condition. Binding tight. Pages very fine/bright/clean/unread. Cover near fine/bright/clean-bottom right corner bump. DJ near fine/excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear-no writing or tears. Photos do not fully capture color and details; wait until you see!
Do not pass up this rare collector's vintage celebrity cookbook; will make a FABULOUS gift!!