UNXLD: American Cookbooks of Community & Place

UNXLD: American Cookbooks of Community & Place

THE FIRST volume in a long-term effort to examine American community cookbooks as well as other cookbooks outside the formal genre that express place and/or community. 

FOR MORE than one hundred fifty years, groups of women (and, rarely, men) have gathered around kitchen tables, in church basements, and in meeting halls, to collect and organize recipes for a purpose more ambitious than their own use. They were doing the work of making cookbooks. To do this work, the women exercised all of the functions of commercial publishers: they solicited content; sought financial backing; edited, designed and illustrated; hired printers and binders; and finally marketed and distributed their product. They... (read more)

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UnXld: American Cookbooks of Community & Place. Volume 1, Alabama – District of Columbia.
Biddeford, Maine: Rabelais Inc. 2018. First. Volume one only (all published to date). Small quarto (26.5 x 19 cm.), 169 pages. Illustrated throughout in color. Title Index. Bibliography. Designed and with a letterpressed wrapper by Scott Vile of the Ascensius Press in Bar Mills, Maine. FIRST EDITION. ~ ~ The first volume in a long-term effort to examine AMERICAN COMMUNITY COOKBOOKS as a genre, within a context of other cookbooks... (Item #6846)
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UnXld: American Cookbooks of Community & Place. Volume 1, Alabama – District of Columbia. Don Lindgren, Mark Germer.