Cookbook for Poor Poets (and others,) 1966: Elegant cookbook written by Ann Rogers, with an introduction written by the poet Louise Bogan, Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945. Hard cover cookbook published in 1966 by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. 179 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket has some minor stains. Book is in absolutely mint condition. Definitely gift quality. Pages printed on dark tan, very high quality rag stock paper. Binding is as tight as it was when new. Hinges are perfect. Pages are clean and clear.
Rogers offers sophisticated recipes and menus for very low cost meals. Chapters on soups; salads; egg and cheese dishes; beans, peas, rice, and assorted cereals; one pot meals; meats; breads; desserts; and a chapter called “Gilding the Lily” about relishes, vinegars, salts, jellies, and yogurts.
Her recipes are based on one principle: the idea of the nickel dinner–from the author’s childhood during the Depression–and three rules: always have good bread, always use real butter, and always serve wine.
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