1938 · [Garland, TX]
Second outing of a popular Texan P.T.A. fund-raising cookbook. While most of the recipes are standard American items of the day, there are some dishes with more regional flavor, such as Mexican cream candy, enchiladas (using a package of crushed Fritos), Spanish liver, and of course chili. This copy includes a variety of laid-in items: a printed page of rules for formal table settings, a typed recipe for date pudding, two handwritten index cards with recipes for date balls and sugar cookies (paper-clipped to the two pages immediately following the end of the dessert section), a clipped-from-the-box Sun-Maid recipe for "Economical Raisin Pie," a typed recipe for "Dilly Bread," several humor columns from Erma Bombeck, etc.
WorldCat finds no copies of thus P.T.A.'s first cookbooks and => only two institutional holdings of this item, both in Texas.
Not in Brown, Culinary Americana. Stapled in original oilcloth wrappers, as issued; wrappers worn and chipped, front wrapper with area of discoloration touching title, a few leaves separated. Title-page with Parkay measurement conversion chart affixed with old cellophane tape. Intermittent pencilled underlining and marginal annotations; several instances of offsetting, presence of old tape, and spotting. Laid-in items as above. An uncommon ephemeral item, with => much to offer by way of data on usage of such cookbooks. (Inventory #: 38106)