The Ladies Auxiliary to Temple de Hirsch Famous Cook Book.

Seattle: Congregation Temple De Hirsch Ladies Auxiliary, 1916.

Octavo (21 x 14 cm.), 349, xi pages. Index. Advertisements. Blank pages for notes separate each chapter. Second Edition; originally published in 1908. An early Jewish community cookbook with attributed recipes, from the Temple de Hirsch, a leading Reform Jewish synagogue founded in Seattle in 1899. Their basement was famously the location of Jimi Hendrix' first professional performance (he was fired mid-performance for his wild playing). The book contains a "Dictionary of Cooking Terms" and includes a great deal of treyf in recipes such as the Merry Widow Cocktail (crab meat, asparagus tips, and mayonnaise in sherbet glasses surrounded by cracked ice). Internally clean and sound; a bit of age-toning to text block edges. Publisher's cream-color oil cloth, titled in black on the front panel. Some light soiling to boards, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates six copies; Brown 4320].

Price: $150.00