Miss Parloa’s New Cook Book, 1881: Miss Parloa’s New Cook Book, A Guide to Marketing and Cooking: Definitely an antique cookbook–one of the most sought after and one of the most difficult to find. Written by Maria Parloa and published by Estes and Lauriat in 1880. Copyright is 1880. This copy is from the 1903 edition published by Dana Estes and Co., a later printing. Line drawings of kitchen tools and implements. Cover is in great condition! Bills of Fare for families and large parties. This cookbook is one of the most interesting because of the marketing guide. Steak for fifteen or sixteen cents a pound! Hard, linen covered boards with a beautifully embossed front, with orange-ish red and black pattern. 429 pages. Shelf wear. The hinges have been reinforced with clear librarian’s tape. Separated in one. All pages are clean and clear. It would be difficult to find a better copy.
Miss Parloa was a principal of the School of Cooking in Boston, which she declined an offer to manage but where she appeared frequently as a lecturer, her reputation as a teacher enhancing the school’s early success. She moved on to establish other schools and author several other cookbooks. See Vintage Cookbook’s Antique Recipes section for Miss Parloa’s Gateau Saint Honore, an astonishing cake!