Towns, Trails & Special Times: Marlboro Country Cookbook, Mint Condition! Chili Recipes! Cookbook published by the Philip Morris Company about 1999. No actual publisher or date of publication are listed. Hard cover book with dust jacket. 163 pages. Presumed first edition, first printing. Dust jacket is in mint, as-if-new condition. Book is in nearly mint condition. Pages are all perfect. Front hinge is a bit loose, but holding.
Boy, this cookbook must have been expensive to produce. The photography is spectacular and the high gloss production really shows it off. Three elaborate insets are all still here in the book: 1) a set of four “postcards’ printed on antiqued heavy paper, each with a chili recipe on the back; 2) a tipped in “crushed tomato can label” with another chili recipe; and 3) a tipped-in, full-sized, antiqued paper poster advertising the 52nd annual Red Mesa Rodeo, with a cowboy on a bucking bronco, of course.
The recipes are arranged in three chapters. The first, called Towns, has recipes from cafes, chili parlors, pool halls, watering holes, and hotels. The second, Trails, has recipes from ranch houses, cookhouses, high country camps, and chuckwagon roundup. The last, Special Times, has recipes for July 4, blue ribbon recipes, fandangle, rodeo, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
We’ve had Marlboro recipe booklets before, and I know people are always eager to get the chili recipes. So, I should tell you, this cookbook has 12 separate chili recipes! See our Recipes section for one of them.
Interesting: this cookbook has pictures of ashtrays and match books, but no actual pictures of cigarettes.