Category Archives: Classics reprinted

Giuliano Hazan updating his Classic Pasta Cookbook with Kickstarter funds

front cover of Classic Pasta Cookbook - first edition 1993

Classic Pasta Cookbook 1993

Read Giuliano Hazan’s post regarding the e-book edition of The Classic Pasta Cookbook.

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Delia Smith’s Frugal Food Released

Delia Smith’s Frugal Food officially re-issued today! Read the review at the Telegraph website. Frugal Food by Delia Smith 2008

Read Delia’s biography at

The current issue of Yours magazine contains an interview with Delia about this book and other things. Woman magazine out today contains another interview.

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Jennie Benedict’s Blue Ribbon Cook Book re-issued

blue ribbon cook book jennie benedict The University of Kentucky Press has re-issued Jennie Benedict’s Blue Ribbon Cook Book. The recipe for her famous Benedictine spread, conspicuously absent from previous editions, appears in the re-issue.

Susan Reigler, former Louisville Courier-Journal restaurant critic and author of the Compass American Guide to Kentucky and Adventures in Dining: Kentucky Bourbon Country has contributed a new introduction.

According to John Egerton,

Jennie C. Benedict was a renowned Louisville caterer and cafe
owner from 1898 to 1925. Miss Benedict pioneered in gas-stove
cooking and was a creator as well as replicator of classic dishes.
Benedictine spread was one of her contributions. The recipes in
this collector’s dream of a cookbook are a blend of Southern and
cosmopolitan, from spoonbread and sugar pie to lamb chops

J.P. Morton & Company (of Louisville) published Miss Benedict’s autobiography, The Road To Dream Acre in 1938.

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