Famous Recipes by Famous People, 1936, Stated First Edition, First Printing



Famous Recipes by Famous People:  Apparently, everyone who was anyone in 1936 gathered at the Hotel Del Monte to exchange recipes. These recipes, then, were gathered and annotated by Herbert Cerwin and illustrated by Paul Whitman. The resulting booklet was published by the Hotel Del Monte, Del Monte, California, in 1936. This paperback cookbook is from that 1936 first edition, first printing. (The cookbook was reprinted by Sunset Magazine in 1940 in a hard cover edition.)  If I started listing all the famous people who contributed recipes, I’d be typing for a long time. Here are a few: Robinson Jeffers, Sherwood Anderson, William Powell, John Steinbeck, Fannie Hurst, Gertrude Stein, Upton Sinclair, Rube Goldberg, The Duke of Kent (former Prince George of England,) Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Oscar of the Waldolf Astoria, Zane Grey, Walt Disney, Christopher Morley, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Hotel Del Monte added many of the hotel’s own recipes. 43 pages.

Booklet is in good vintage condition.  The cover has shelf wear and staining and it has pulled away from the staples.   The pages are all clear and clean.

Don’t forget to click on “Recipes” at the top of the homepage. You’ll find one great recipe from many of the great antique and vintage cookbooks, AND from the great vintage cocktail books or mixing guides, not to mention from the great vintage aphrodisiac cookbooks, including this one!


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