Famous Recipes By Famous People. Compiled and edited by Herbert Cerwin. Illustrated by Sinclair Ross.
San Francisco, Calif. Lane Publishing Co.; Published by Sunset Magazine in Cooperation with Hotel Del Monte, 1940.
Large octavo, 62 pages. Index. Illustrated; printed throughout in black and pale brown. Second Edition, originally published under the slightly different title, Famous Recipes of Famous People, and issued by the Hotel del Monte without Sunset Magazine in 1936. A compilation of celebrity recipes, with the recipes attributed to the famous including: Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, Walt Disney, J. Edgar Hoover, Rube Goldberg, and many others. Also includes a section of recipes of well-known chefs of the day, with a bias toward California Hotels, and the west in general, as well as a short section of recipes from the Hotel Del Monte. The playful illustrations by Sinclair Ross alternately reference Hollywood and the frontier West. Endpapers reproduce the autographs of many of the celebrities featured in the book. Publisher's gilt-decorated cream-colored boards, near fine. In clean and bright yellow dust jacket, printed in blue and orange, but with several good-sized chips to the front and rear panels. Dust jacket is good only.