Hilo Woman's Club Cook Book. [Seventh printing].

Hilo, Hawaii: Hilo Tribune-Herald, Ltd., 1953.

Comb-bound octavo (20.75 x 15.5 cm.), 117, [iii] pages. Illustrated. Index. Cover title: Hilo Woman's Club Cook Book: Hawaiian Recipes. Printing numbers and dates listed on title page. A stated seventh edition of a community cookbook with origins in 1937. More than three hundred attributed recipes arranged with titles on the outer margins, ingredients listed on internal margins, and instructions in page centers. With an emphasis–though not an exclusive one–on Polynesian ingredients and specialties, including a section devoted to puupuus, and space devoted to guavas, breadfruits, coconuts, macademia nuts, pineapples, papayas, roselles, and seventeen recipes calling for Kona coffee. Hilo is the largest urban center on the main island, and the seat of county government. The idea for a civic-minded Hilo women's organization emerged from a recreational Dramatic Club that had met to produce amateur theater in the early years of the last century. Formally established in January 1921, the Woman's Club has flourished since, supporting the local Humane Society, park plantings, public sanitation efforts, scholarship funds, and a variety of similar initiatives. Very, very light rubbing to brown printed orange boards; green comb binding complete and uncracked. small red "ant" stamp to title page, the ownership markings of a chef collector. Fine. [OCLC locates numerous copies; not in Brown or Cagle].

Price: $50.00