Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Guide to Collecting Cookbooks

AbeBooks: A Guide to Collecting Cookbooks: Move over Hemingway, Steinbeck and Twain. 

Hawaiian and Pacific Foods A Cook Book of Culinary Customs and Recipes Adapted for the American Hostess by Katherine BazoreHumble cookbooks have become highly desirable in the book collecting world. The American cookbook genre truly began in the 1700s with two titles that can claim to be America’s first cookbook – The Compleat Housewife by William Parks (1742) and American Cookery by Amelia Simmons (1796). The Compleat Housewife was derived from an English book, while American Cookery - which is still in print today - features recipes using solely American produce.


Anonymous said...

This won't surprise you: our mutual friend Andy J. has a large cookbook collection.


Bill Crider said...

Is there anything he doesn't have a large collection of?