1948 · Dallas, TX
Junior League cookbooks have a long and venerable history of offering the best (and sometimes the worst!) of their local community cookery. The Dallas chapter first published their first effort on that front in 1923, certainly one of the earliest if not the earliest of such chapter cookbooks; the present example is the fourth edition. While somewhat altered from the previous issue — for instance, the poultry section includes fewer recipes for chicken spaghetti and more for barbecued chicken — this outing covers the same wide range of recipes and still includes the separate chapter for Mexican food, offering a "quick enchilada casserole," chalupas, and arroz con pollo. => A notable addition here is a section on the "new field" of freezing cooked foods, and the endpapers offer charts of herb pairings and points of classic wine service.
Brown, Culinary Americana, 4198 (for second ed.). Publisher's green cloth, front cover and spine with title stamped in white; binding very slightly shaken, joints and edges rubbed. Front free endpaper with upper outer corner colored; one leaf with lower edge chipped. Pages clean and crisp. A nice copy, showing no signs of ever having visited a kitchen. (Inventory #: 36168)