Marshall Field’s Cookbook for Ladies Who Lunch: Classic Recipes and Fresh Takes from the Field’s Culinary Council. Text by Steve Siegelman. Published by Federated Retail Holdings, Inc. in 2006. (Was that the year Macy’s gobbled up Marshall Field’s?) Large hard cover cookbook in mint condition, with dust jacket, also in mint condition. 232 pages with splendid food photography.
Did you ever live in Chicago? Meet your friend under the clock, then go to lunch in the Walnut Room? Did you have the Wild Rice Soup? Or the Lobster Bisque? Maybe the Strawberry Chicken Salad? Or the Field’s Special, aka the Cyclops? All those recipes are here. Plus many, many more.
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