Book of Famous Old New Orleans Recipes Used in the South for more than 200 Years: This cookbook was published by the Peerless Publishing Co., New Orleans, Louisiana. (This copy does not have a copyright date, but the copy on-line digitized from the Harvard says copyright 1900. It also says, “Printed for the Free French Movement, 633 Royal Street, New Orleans.) The semi-transparent cover says, “Over 300 Authentic New Orleans Creole Recipes Used by Good Cooks for Something Different.” Paper cover with plastic comb binding. 57 pages plus index and advertising. As you can see from the image, the glassine dust jacket has ragged top and bottom edges, as well as deeply frayed spine cover and spots. The book cover is lightly tanned at the top and bottom edges. Most of the pages are perfect; three pages have light, small spots. The comb binding is perfect. The very difficult-to-find dust jacket makes this book highly collectible.
The book has an excellent forward with superb cooking tips, including a very useful description of how to make a roux. Includes beverages like Creole Coffee and Cherry Bounce, plus soups, eggs and entrees, meat and poultry, vegetables, salads, and desserts. It also has lovely pen and ink illustrations, along with brief historical discussions. However, it does not have an author’s name.
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