Squeaky Peanut

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Best Cookbook Ever? January 16, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — squeakypeanut @ 4:10 PM

I just got my copy of one of the best cookbooks ever. It’s a reprint of James Beard’s The Fireside Cookbook: The Classic Guide to Fine Cooking for Beginner and Expert, with a foreword by Mark Bittman, another personal favorite. The book was originally published in 1949, and aside from having a wacky selection of retro and classic recipes (a Scotch Broth recipe requires beef SHINS, for example), the vintage drawings are beyond charming. The title page has a faux autograph and the cover opens up into a poster! I took photos of a couple pages to show you, which I hope is not a copyright violation, but probably is…


One Response to “Best Cookbook Ever?”

  1. sunny Says:

    oh, the book looks just fabulous!!! and isn’t that just the most sensible, time-tested, advice re:losing/gaining weight?? it really is that simple..

    so, what does this mean for your adventures with martha??

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