Perfect Onion Soup Recipe? From Curtains Up at Sardi’s, 1957: I’ve been looking for the perfect French onion soup recipe for maybe 20 years. I haven’t used this recipe yet, but I’m feeling hopeful about it. Surely onion soup from the world famous Sardi’s will be wonderful!
Of course we have the cookbook. See it here: Curtains Up at Sardi’s, 1957
Curtains Up at Sardi’s, 1957, First Edition, First Printing: An exciting repertoire of nearly 300 recipes from New York’s most famous theatrical restaurant. Written by Vincent Sardi, Jr., and Helen Bryson, with Foreward by Victor Borge. Published by Random House, New York, in 1957. Stated first edition, first printing. Hard cover with dust jacket. Dust jacket has a few dings and is now safely encased in Mylar. Book is in nearly mint condition. Pages are uniformly, lightly tanned. Binding is tight. Pages are all clean. No inscription. Definitely gift quality.
As you might expect from a the world’s most famous theatrical restaurant located a few steps from Broadway and across the street from Shubert Alley, this cookbook’s recipes are all glamorous and exotic-sounding, with lots of name-dropped recipes named after actors from the 1940s and 1950s. The cookbook also has unusual chapters, such as the After Theatre or Television Supper Dishes, the Menus for Quick Dinners before the Theatre, and recipes for the Outdoors and Barbecue. There’s also a chapter on wine and beverages with 1940s and 1950s cocktail recipes. Great cookbook!