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Good Maine Food, Marjorie Mosser, 1939, First Edition, 1947



Good Maine Food, Marjorie Mosser, 1939, First Edition, 1947 Revised and Reprinted. No Dust Jacket:  This is an erudite, fascinatingly historical cookbook written by Marjorie Mosser, the secretary to a Maine author named Kenneth Roberts. Roberts wrote a book titled Trending into Maine, which had a chapter on his favorite boyhood foods. That chapter was published in the Saturday Evening Post, resulting in many letters with readers’ favorite recipes. Since Mosser was the secretary dealing with all those a letters, she became interested in writing a Maine cookbook. With a Roberts’ contacts and her own, Mosser had access to a network of people with hundreds of handwritten recipes, old cookbooks, and historic references. She begins every chapter with a long quotation from an obscure part of Maine history, or a lengthy discussion of some Maine food. See VintageCookbook’s “Recipes” section for a portion of her four-page discussion of fiddle-heads. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., New York.

This copy of Good Maine Food is from the 1947 revised and reprinted edition.  It is missing its dust jacket, and the cover has lots of shelf wear.  The binding is sound, as are the hinges.  Several of the pages have penciled notations.  Pages are uniformly tanned at the edges.  Economical copy of a truly great cookbook!


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