Bess Gant's Cook Book Over 600 Original Recipes

By: Gant, Bess

Price: $225.00

Quantity: 1 available


The orange flexible covers have a faded streak, about 1", at the top of both front and back. The corners are slightly worn. There is a scuff acrosss the "a" in Gant. A former owner's name is on a small sticker on the half title page. as is the stamp for a bookstore. The interior, except for light toning, is VG+. This cook book is by a noted African-American celebrity chef, whose clients (as far as I can determine) included Katherine Hepburn, Walt Disney and Sidney Greenstret. There is a section of recipes from clebrities in the back of the book that includes entries from these three plus many others such as Lena Horne , June Allyson, Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beaver, Gene Tierney, and Carmen Miranda. Walt Disney's contribution is Make Mine Musioc Salad with Mickey Mouse Dressing. While most of the recipes lean toward fancified versions of fairly standard American and Southern dishes there are some unusual suggestions, such as for children's parties. For a birthday party - Beef Broth, Chicken Croquette, Mashed Carrots and Creamed Celery. Maybe celebrities' kids in the 1940's ate differently! The book is fun to read and many of the recipes are worth trying. WorldCat locates only 13 copies, all of which seem to be this third edition, although there were two earlier ones. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 79 pages

Title: Bess Gant's Cook Book Over 600 Original Recipes

Author Name: Gant, Bess

Categories: Cook Book,

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Publisher: Culver City, Murray & Gee, Inc.: 1947

Binding: Plastic comb binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16041

Keywords: Cooking African-American Film