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Mrs Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, 1884, 1891
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Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, 1883, 1884

Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book, 1883:  Mrs. Lincoln's copyright for her cookbook was issued in 1883.  The cookbook was actually published in 1884.  Of course, the book was used as the text for the famous Boston Cooking School, founded in 1879 by the Woman's Educational…
Taste of Texas Cook Book
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Taste of Texas Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Taste of Texas Barbecue Sauce:  Here's one great recipe from A Taste of Texas, a cookbook with recipes edited by Jane Trahey, compiled for Neiman-Marcus by Marihelen McDuff.  Published by Random House, New York, in 1949.  I figured Texas is famous for barbecue, so here's…
gay cooking
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Gay Cookbook’s Pan-Fried Trout

Gay Cookbook's Pan-Fried Trout:  To give you a taste of this clever, campy cookbook, here's the Gay Cookbook's recipe for Pan-Fried Trout, complete with illustration. Yes, we have the cookbook.  See it here:  https://www.vintagecookbook.com/product/gay-cookbook-1965/. Gay Cookbook, 1965: Seriously campy cookbook, The Gay Cookbook, by Chef…
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Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, 1923

Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, 1923: The Great Depression didn't begin until 1929, but one great antique recipe from Nine Hundred Successful Recipes, by Lulu Thompson Silvernail, must have been useful during those hard times. Here's her recipe for "Hard Time Cake:" Lulu Thompson Silvernail (isn't…
Singers Swingers in the Kitchen
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Singers Swingers Kitchen: Barbra Streisand

Singers Swingers Kitchen: Singers and Swingers in Kitchen by Roberta Ashley. Sub-titled, The Scene-Makers Cook Book, Dozens of Nutty, Turned-on Easy-to-Prepare Recipes from the Grooviest Gourmets Happening. First edition published in soft cover by Parallax in 1967. Here's one recipe from the 60s and Barbra…
vintage Louisiana recipes
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Louisiana Tiger Bait Mardi Gras Crullers

Louisiana Tiger Bait Mardi Gras Crullers: One great recipe from what has become a famous regional cookbook, Louisiana 'Tigar Bait:' Selected Recipes from L.S.U. Alums. Huge cookbook of 286 pages, with recipes mainly printed three on each page. A famous cookbook that richly deserves its…
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Feeding the Lions: Algonquin Cookbook

Feeding the Lions: Algonquin Cookbook is a charming cookbook, written by Frank Case and with illustrations by O. Soglow, from the heyday of the Algonquin Hotel in New York City, when the literary lions, the theatrical lions, the lions of the culinary world, and of…
How I Cook It
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How I Cook It, 1949, McDonald

How I Cook It, 1949 Virginia McDonald ran her Tea Room in Gallatin, Missouri. She was famous not only for her recipes, but also for the beautiful way she served her food. This cookbook gives the details of both. Introduction by Duncan Hines. Book published…