Monday, October 17

Vincentennial Post #92 - more Vincent cookbooks

In addition to the well known Vincent Price cookbooks are these smaller books covering recipes from different eras of American history. These come from the Robert Taylor collection, and here's what he has to say about them:

When you search for Vincent Price cookbooks, you often find the big expensive ones, the luxury editions full of gourmet recipes--but this set of small cookbooks is, to me, more interesting. They cover different eras of American history and contain Vinnie's takes--modernized to the extent that you are told exact measurements and oven temperatures, etc. An amateur in the kitchen might be completely cowed trying to do a complicated recipe from one of the big cookbooks, but these are the "home-cookin' " of our ancestors--much more familiar and less-intimidating!

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