Bongo Bongo Soup from Trader Vic’s Helluva Man’s Cookbook, Victor Jules Bergeron, 1976: I’m going to make this soup. Any soup that pairs oysters with creamed baby food spinach has got to be tried! And it was served at the Trader Vic’s restaurants.
Of course we have the cookbook. See it here: https://vintagecookbook.com/product/trader-vics-helluva-mans-cookbook-victor-jules-bergeron-1976/
Trader Vic’s Helluva Man’s Cookbook, Victor Jules Bergeron, 1976: First edition, first printing copy of Trader Vic’s seventh cookbook. Hard cover with dust jacket, both in as-if-new condition. Clever illustrations by Jane Walworth. Book published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, in 1976.
As are all of the Trader Vic cookbooks, actually written by Victor Jules Bergeron, the recipes are written in a chatty, witty, conversational style, with lots of asides and little anecdotes from Bergeron’s past and from his years as a restaurateur. The recipes are clear and lean toward the spicy side of life. He says this is a man’s cookbook, but the recipes all seem gender-neutral to me. Chapters on meat (of course,) appetizers, soups, fish, poultry, game, barbecue, eggs, vegetables, salads, crepes, sweets, and a chapter on booze.
Again, both book and dust jacket in as-if-new condition. First edition, first printing. Great gift!