Gay Nineties Cook Book, 1945, F. Meredith Dietz and August Dietz, Jr.: History and recipes combined! This cookbook has lots of entertaining history as well as historical line drawings. The text includes 1890s celebrities’ favorite dishes, news headlines from the 1890s, formal and simple menus, etiquette for dining and service, hints on parties, balls, and calls, plus grace before and after meals. Recipes (or receipts) include broths and soups, fish and seafoods, nuts, fruits and vegetables, meats and delicacies, game and fowl, salads, sauces and dressings, puddings and sweets, cakes and cookies, pastries and pie, ice cream and ices.
This is a hard cover book published in 1945 by The Dietz Press, Inc., Richmond, Virginia. 318 pages. Dust jacket has some shelf wear. Book is in as-if-new condition. Hinges are perfect. Binding is sound. Pages are completely clean and clear.