The Women’s League is pleased to present two cooking demonstrations by Julia Child, The French Chef…

Westport, Ct. The Museum, 1973.

Stapled booklet in wrappers ( x cm.), [24] pages. Advertising, and list of supporters. FIRST EDITION. A community cookbook of sorts; a booklet prepared as a fundraising mechanism in tandem with a demonstration appearance by Julia Child. The event was staged at the Westport Country Playhouse, and consisted of two demonstrations, held Tuesday, October 4th, and Wednesday, October 4th, 1973. The thirteen detailed recipes were not sourced from the community but are, of course, drawn from Child’s works. But the book contains advertising from local businesses and media outlets, and lists Mrs. Frank Kinson as chair of the Book Sales Committee, indicating the book was distributed, to raise funds, beyond the attendees of the events. Additionally, “gourmet” items were sold at a “bazaar” at the event, harkening to the origins of community cookbooks in the sanitary fairs of the late Civil War era. Somewhat foxed throughout; in attractive wrappers illustrated by “Mrs. Robert Klopfenstein”. Near very good. Interior rear wrapper panel bears a manuscript note in ink from an attendee, just directions to the event. [OCLC locates just one copy (Smithsonian)].

Price: $200.00