From our family to yours! In 1951, Peter Pauper Press co-publisher Edna Beilenson compiled a book of recipes designed for holiday and at-home entertaining. Now we've delved into our archives to bring her classic collection back for aficionados of vintage cookery.
About the Cook:
- Includes nearly 200 updated recipes for retro dishes and perennial favorites, including Sherry and Crabmeat Soup, Standing Rib Roast, Yorkshire Pudding, Snappy Green Beans, Frankfurter Omelets, and Carrot Cake De-Luxe.
- Each recipe is designed to be approachable but bold, allowing at-home cook to follow his or her kitchen intuition!
- Includes Holiday and Special Dinner Menus, Hors d'Oeuvres, The First Course, Legumes and Salads, Meats and Poultry, Buffet Dishes, Party Breads, Cakes and Desserts, Festive Drinks, and a Recipe Index.
- Charming original 1950s and vintage-style art throughout.
- 144 pages.
- 5-1/2 inches wide by 7-1/2 inches high.
- Create meals your guests will remember and enjoy a nostalgic trip back to your grandmother's kitchen!
Edna Rudolph Beilenson produced a series of cookbooks for Peter Pauper Press in the 1950s. Known for their charming designs and illustrations, these little volumes are now highly collectible. Edna's husband, Peter Beilenson, founded the Press in Larchmont, New York, in 1928; upon his death in 1962, she became its publisher. Her savvy management led to her being named 1968's Outstanding Woman in Business by the Who's Who of American Women. Edna was also known for her design and graphics arts expertise. She held the position of president, American Institute of Graphic Arts, from 1958 to 1960, and was a president and chairman of the Goudy Society, an organization honoring typographer Frederic W. Goudy. She was a fellow of London's Royal Society of Arts and one of the first women elected to the Grolier Club, an organization devoted to books and their design and production. She died in 1981 at age seventy-one.