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What to Cook for Company
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Ceremony of Making Polenta from What to Cook for Company, 1952

Ceremony of Making Polenta from What to Cook for Company, 1952: Lenore Sullivan’s 1952 cookbook, What to Cook for Company, has many charming comments and asides, and they are often taken from information she gathered from her students–information she always directly attributes to the students. Here’s one really long–and really charming–aside about making polenta.

Ceremony of Making Polenta from What to Cook for Company

Ceremony of Making Polenta from What to Cook for Company

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What to Cook for Company, by Lenore Sullivan. First published in 1952 by The Iowa State University Press, this is from the printing, hundreds of recipes included. 530 pages. Ms. Sullivan taught catering classes at Iowa State, and this book is the result! The cookbook is in excellent vintage condition. The dust jacket has a few dings. The pages are uniformly tanned. All are clear and clean. Gift quality!

Wonderful recipes written with a lively, conversational style. The reason I love this cookbook: Sullivan’s many asides (in italics,) often with a funny story. Often she tells a story that was told to her by one of her students. See VintageCookbook’s Recipes section for a student’s lovely story about the ceremony of making polenta in her family.