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Santayana’s Garlic Soup from Cookbook for Poor Poets

Santayana’s Garlic Soup from Cookbook for Poor Poets, 1966: Here’s one great recipe from Cookbook for Poor Poets (and others,) by Ann Rogers.

Santayana's Garlic Soup from Cookbook for Poor Poets

Santayana’s Garlic Soup from Cookbook for Poor Poets

(You aren’t familiar with George Santayana? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Santayana.)

Of course we have the cookbook. See it here: https://www.vintagecookbook.com/product/cookbook-for-poor-poets-1966/

Cookbook for Poor Poets (and others,) 1966: Elegant cookbook written by Ann Rogers, with an introduction written by the poet Louise Bogan, Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress in 1945. Hard cover cookbook published in 1966 by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. 179 pages. No dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Book is in absolutely mint condition. Definitely gift quality. Printed on dark tan, very high quality rag stock paper.

Rogers offers sophisticated recipes and menus for very low cost meals. Chapters on soups; salads; egg and cheese dishes; beans, peas, rice, and assorted cereals; one pot meals; meats; breads; desserts; and a chapter called “Gilding the Lily” about relishes, vinegars, salts, jellies, and yogurts.

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