Rector’s Naughty ’90s Cookbook: “Containing more than 400 tantalizing recipes the majority hitherto unpublished–of those fabulous restaurateurs George and Charles Rector. Embellished with anecdote and gossip concerning the glittering clientele, the celebrated personalities and gourmets of their day.” Written by Alexander Kirkland assisted by Muriel Shaffer. Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N. Y., in 1949. Hard cover with NO dust jacket. 247 pages. Excellent vintage condition.
Chapters for, say, meats are accompanied by biographies and anecdotes of period celebrities. Hors d’oeuves are accompanied by Lillian Russell. Shellfish and fish are paired with Diamond Jim Brady, sauces by Lillie Langtry, and desserts by Ethel Barrymore.