Entries Tagged as '19th Century'

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Giuliano Hazan updating his Classic Pasta Cookbook with Kickstarter funds

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

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Joy of Cooking, page update

Today, I revised and expanded the publishing history of the Joy of Cooking page on the store’s website.  

Monday, October 6th, 2008

“Joy Of Cooking” research study

Dr. Brian Wansink, of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, is the author of a new research study on the Joy of Cooking. The study involved comparing 18 recipes that have survived the various editions of Joy. 1936, 1946, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1997 and 2006 were the editions used in the study. Researchers documented the […]

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Col. Kenney-Herbert’s Culinary Jottings

Today I read an entertaining and informative post about the seminal book on the cuisine of British colonial India, Culinary Jottings for Madras by Wyvern (Col. A. Kenney Herbert). While Col. Kenney-Herbert was stationed in British India he wrote articles for the Madras Atheneum and Daily News under the pen name, “Wyvern.” These articles formed […]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 3

Bookbinders Jack and John Papuchyan restored Soyer’s Culinary Campaign for me. After resewing the page block and inserting it into a new binding, replacing the endpapers with “new” endpapers that are actually old endpapers (contemporary to the book), and covering the new binding with the original cloth, cleaned and restored, the book reads comfortably and […]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 2

I launched my business in 1989 while working at Bond Street Books (Book Castle, Inc.) in Burbank, Calif. After four years of growing the business, I made the pivotal purchase of Helen Brown’s cook books. Although I began to catalogue and sell the collection immediately in order to make the monthly payments I’d agreed upon […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Soyer’s Culinary Campaign, part 1

I’m starting to work on the listing for a rare book that I purchased; as part of a group of food-related books, from the cookery book collection of the late Helen Evans Brown.

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Hunter Sifter Cook Book

Although I’m off today, I worked on some auction listings; including one for the Hunter Sifter Cook Book. The Hunter Sifter Cook Book contains advertisments for a number of Cincinnati businesses. Several Hunter Sifter M-f-g Co. products are advertised: the Sifter, Cyclone Beater, and Safety Hollow Ware. Naturally, I found the Hunter Sifter Co. products: […]

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Fannie Farmer trading card

Today, my Fannie Farmer’s Cookbook trading card arrived by post. I’m nuts for cookbook-related ephemera like advertising, book reviews, brochures, etc. The card, published in 1960, states that “over three million copies of Fannie Farmer’s Cookbook have been sold since its first appearance in 1896.” Fannie Farmer’s Cookbook A Revolution in Home Cooking (1896-?) Over […]