Swedish Meringue Apple Pudding from Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Cook Book, 1961, First Edition, First Printing with Thumb Index:
Yes, we have the cookbook. See it here: https://vintagecookbook.com/product/amy-vanderbilts-complete-cook-book-1961
Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Cook Book, 1961: Comprehensive cookbook written by the daughter/granddaughter of one of the richest men in America, a woman who grew up with servants, cooks and housekeepers. In her early teens she was sent to the Institute Heubi in Lausanne, Switzerland. Interestingly, first she published an etiquette book, Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Book of Etiquette, in 1952. Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Cook Book was published in 1961 by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York. Hard cover with dust jacket. 811 pages. This cookbook is a first edition, first printing copy. The dust jacket has issues. The book is in mint condition. One of the best things about this cookbook is the incredibly detailed table of contents. But the actual best thing is the thumb index–little cutout semi-circles with gold paper labels saying, “Desserts” or “Soups” or “Menus.”
The most interesting odd fact about this cookbook is that Andy Warhol did the illustrations. They are just quirky little drawings, but now you know where he got the idea for the soup can stuff.