Watkins Salad Book, J. R. Watkins Co., 1946, Second Edition, First Printing



Watkins Salad Book, J. R. Watkins Co., 1946, First Edition, First Printing:  Cookbook written by Elaine Allen and copyrighted in 1946 by the J. R. Watkins Company.  Hard cover cookbook with metal spiral binding.  251 pages plus index.  Excellent vintage condition.  Pages are all clean and clear.  Binding is firm.  Cover is in nearly perfect condition. Dust jacket has a few dings.

Topics include green salads, fruit salads, molded or gelatin salads, frozen salads, vegetable salads, meat salads, chicken salads, fish salads, cheese salads, egg salads, salad buffets, French dressing, mayonnaise salad dressing, cooked salad dressing, other salad dressings, sandwiches, canapes, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and American and French desserts.  Lots of nutritional information in each chapter.

This is part of a series of cookbooks produced as advertising for the J.R. Watkins Company, a company with a force of door-to-door salesmen who sold food products, household products, spices, extracts and flavors, toiletries, and more.  I’m sure the cookbooks were sold, but I’m equally sure they were given away to good customers.