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Cover of Compliments of Standard Rice Company, Inc., millers of rice since 1902

Compliments of Standard Rice Company, Inc., Millers of Rice Since 1902

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This promotional recipe booklet is a striking adverstisment for White House Cereals.  Most likely published in the late 1930's, the front cover is fashioned as a 3-D commercial food carton while the back cover displays their full product line.  Bright yellow and die-cut, this booklet was...Read More
Title page and page 1 of the "Bartender's guide" about how to mix drinks

How to Mix Drinks

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Collecting and standardizing what had been until then a hodge-podge of oral traditions and regional customs, this was the first recipe book for mixed drinks published in the United States.  Jeremiah Thomas (1830-1885) was a bartender who owned various saloons in New York City and worked...Read More
Marion Harland's Cookbook Cover

Marion Harland's Cook Book

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There were few writers of the 19th century as prolific or variegated as Mary Virginia Tehune, who was best known by her nom de plume Marion Harland. Her dozens of fiction books appealed to women readers throughout America through idealized domesticity, sensational yet tasteful romance, and...Read More
Cover of La Nouvelle Cuisine

La Nouvelle Cuisine

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An early edition of the first treaty of gastronomy by Menon. The title of this volume translates to: New treaty of the kitchen, with new designs for tables and twenty-four menus. The book contains 24 menus and about a thousand recipes, and is illustrated with 12 boards representing oval,...Read More
Cover of The Royal No. 10 cook book

The Royal No.10 Cook Book

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The Adath Joseph Sisterhood of St. Joseph, Missouri was a Jewish Ladies Auxilary in the nation's breadbasket.  This recipe compilation is undated, but based on the Arts & Crafts design on the cover, printing fonts, and presence of vintage Schlitz and Budweiser beer ads, we can assume The...Read More