Love Time & Butter, Joe Hyde, 1971: Great 70s cookbook with a pop art cover and an emphasis on cooking techniques, not on courses or recipes. Subtitle is “The Broiling, Roasting, Baking, Deep-Fat Frying, Sauteing, Braising, and Boiling Cook Book.” Published by the Richard W. Baron Publishing Co., Inc., in 1971. Terrific pop art images by illustrator Robert Strimban. Large format hard cover book with 188 pages. The book is in excellent vintage condition. I don’t think it has been used. Binding is solid. Hinges are perfect. Pages are clean and clear. There’s not even a name written on the fly leaf! First edition, first printing. Difficult to find coo
Love Time & Butter is a fascinating cookbook. Hyde was a Cordon Bleu chef who became a cooking instructor at the University of California Los Angeles and then became a caterer, preparing dinner parties for James Cagney, Joshua Logan, Mary Martin, Jerome Robbins, the Kennedys, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and Princess Margaret. Hyde says in his introduction he is trying to pass on “a way of understanding cooking, to see it as a subject with a structure rather than as a series of recipes. There are methods of cooking which you must understand first, then the dishes and recipes themselves will be easy.” Today he would be a celebrity chef!