Rangoon International Cook Book. By the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist English Church, Rangoon, Burma.

Rangoon, Burma: [The Society], 1956.

Octavo (23 x 14.5 cm.), [2], 263 pages. Advertisements. Stated second edition, enlarged, following the original issue of 1954. Edition statements from forewords. A substantial missionary cookbook, with 654 recipes, many attributed. An additional 120 recipes appear in this second edition. Includes interesting short sections on cereals, fruits and vegetables available in Rangoon markets, and a practical nutrition guide, titled, "How Shall We Feed Our Babies?" The recipes are a mixture of American dishes with a good number of global dishes, including some from Armenia, China (quite a few), Holland, India (again, quite a few), Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Turkey and more; a far more international collection that one expects in a missionary cookbook. Dishes indicated as Burmese include Balachaung, Buffadoo Duck, Candied Pumpkin, Chicken Kaukswe, Cocoanut Blancmange (?), Dohl Dohl, Lthoke Fish, Hilsa Curry, Mok-si-kyo, Nga-boung-doke, Sa-nwin-ma-kin, Seaweed Kyauk-Kyaw, and more. The Chairwoman of the cookbook's Editorial Committee, Mary Brewster Hollander, calls out a few special contributors to the book, including Allen Bloodworth of Mason, Texas - then living in Burma, who supplies his recipe for Texas Barbecue, and the local Daw Thei Chone, the "white-haired Burmese gentlewoman who could at once describe every step and ingredient of her unique preserved ginger... She's famous all over Burma for her wonderful ginger." The Chairwoman also indicates that all profits from the book "will be used for Community Service Projects." The advertisements imply Rangoon was quite a developed city at the time of publication. Previous owner's small name sticker to front and rear paste-downs; very light soiling internally. In black and red printed textured cloth, with an illustration of a Burmese woman cooking in a wok. Near very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates one copy of this second edition (National Library of Sweden), and four copies of the 1954 first edition].

Price: $150.00