Buttercup Hill Tea Room Recipes, 1935, Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Charleen J. Baker: Baker started the Buttercup Hill Tea Room in Lunenburg, Massachusetts in the summer of 1928. By 1930, she was serving about 28,000 people per season. The reason she gives for her success: use plenty of cream and butter. And, she writes, “don’t forget a bit of garlic never hurt any soup.”
This is a charming cookbook written in the first person with lots little asides. Even better, Baker provides tips useful to anyone who cooks. For example, she says when making soup, she scalds “my milk and vegetable or fish broth together. In this way, you get the real essence of the vegetable or fish. By adding the butter and thickening last, you can have consistency and richness which you want. The book has chapters on Appetizers, Soups, Meats, Chicken and Ducks, Breads, Vegetables, Salads, Desserts, Cakes, and Sunday Night Suppers.
Baker self-published Buttercup Hill Tea Room Recipes. This copy is from the first edition, first printing. The book was printed by The Barta Press, Cambridge, Mass. It has nicely embossed, linen covered boards and 151 pages. The cover has minor shelf wear, and it is missing its spine cover. (That has been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape.) The interior of the book is in perfect condition. Hinges are perfect, the binding is firm. The pages are all clear and clean.
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