Alice B. Toklas Cook Book: The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, written by Alice B. Toklas and illustrated by Sir Francis Rose. First American edition, published in 1954 by Harper and Brothers, New York. Hard cover, 288 pages. This book is a true artifact of American history, as Miss Toklas lived with Gertrude Stein on Paris’ Left Bank, as a member of the Lost Generation. Many anecdotes–and recipes–come from Toklas’s and Stein’s adventures with the American Fund for the French Wounded during World War II, traveling the French countryside in their car, Aunt Pauline. Other recipes come from their travels in the United States, from hotels and restaurants around the world, well as from famous and not-so-famous friends. It is an excellent cookbook, with recipes and stories all told in charming detail! Toklas gives us more than 350 recipes for meals that you can serve, garnished with her juicy bits of literary history! Dust jacket has shelf wear, and it is now encased in Mylar. Cover is perfect except for some lightly bumped corners. Hinges are perfect. Binding is perfect. Pages are completely clean and clear.
See Vintage Cookbook’s Antique Recipes section for one great Toklas recipe, Browned Spinach Daisy. See it here: http://22.214.171.124/~vintagp9/?p=1767