United States Regional Cookbook, Prudence Penny Edition, San Francisco Examiner, 1956, Edited by Ruth Berolzheimer. Mint Condition! United States Regional Cookbook, 1947, edited by Ruth Berolzheimer, Director, Culinary Arts Institute. This edition sponsored by Prudence Penny, food columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. Hard cover cookbook with great dust jacket. 752 pages. Originally published in 1947 by Culinary Arts Institute, Chicago. Dust cover has a few very minor dings. Inside, the cookbook is in mint condition. The interior of the book is perfect. Pages are clean and clear. Hinges are perfect. Binding is perfect. Great regional recipes plus all sorts of “asides” with extra local information and history.
The cool “antique-y” thing about this book is the thumb index. That is those indented places along the outside edge, each fitted with an label matching a chapter of the book. So, there are thumb-indexed first pages for the New England Cook Book, the Southern Cook Book, the Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book, the Creole Cook Book, the Michigan Dutch Cook Book, the Mississippi Valley Cook Book,the Wisconsin Dutch Cook Book, the Minnesota Scandinavian Cook Book, the Southwestern Cook Book, the Western Cook Book, and the Cosmopolitan America Cook Book.
(The cover is bluer than this image. It turned out too green.)
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