Edgewater Beach Hotel Book Salads: Edgewater Beach Hotel Book of Salads, by Arnold Shircliffe, American Hotel Register Co. Book Department, Chicago, Ill. First published in 1926. This copy a first edition, presumed first printing. Hard cover, 265 pages. Pages all clear and clean. Binding is perfect. Cover has a tiny bit of shelf wear. Gift quality! LUSCIOUS recipes! I had a salad–a very long time ago–at the Edgewater Beach Hotel!
Shircliffe opens the book with a 15-page history of salads, including a discussion of salad’s nutritional benefits and their importance to “the ladies.” This cookbook is beautifully produced, with an impressive, embossed cover that really says “antique cookbook” and 16 full-color pages of photographs, very unusual in 1926.
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