Santa Barbara: Press of Pacific Coast Publishing Co., 1909.
Octavo (20.5 x 14.5 cm.), 256 pages. Index. Illustrated. Eight photographic plates precede the title-page. Evident FIRST EDITION. A community cookbook, in service of the Cottage Hospital, with a preface in verse with four stanzas. The recipes are attributed, and begin with a section of "Spanish Receipts" led with Delfina de la Guerra's Albondigas de Pescado, made with barracuda or sea bass. Other sections include Soup, Fish, oysters and shell fish, Meats, Vegetables, Eggs, Entrees, Turkey, chicken, etc., Salad, Breads, Cake, Cookies, Puddings and pies, Desserts and ices, Pickles, Preserves and jellies, Drinks, Candy, Diets for invalids, Chafing dish, Miscellaneous, and Menus. The preserves section is interesting in that it leans towards citrus, and contains a range of marmalades. The menus include several from the magnificent Potter Hotel. The photographic plates depict classic Santa Barbara scenes: the Old Mission, the Potter Hotel, the waterfront, the Potter Hotel, the Santa Barbara Country Club, the Cliff Drive and more. Some adhesive offsetting to endpapers; final leaf a bit creased, otherwise a fine copy. Scarce. [OCLC locates twelve copies; Cook page 31; Glozer 286; not in Strehl].