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The South American Gentleman's Companion [two volumes] An Exotic Cookery Book [with] An Exotic Drinking Book.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1951. Two volumes. Octavos, 224 & 225 pages. First trade edition. One of the great world traveling culinary writers. This separate, two volume, collection of culinary and cocktail recipes, this time focused on South America. Baker's writings on exotic cocktails recipes are second to none. Lacking the slipcase, some light sunning to spines of blue cloth, otherwise very good. With the bookplate of famed hotelier Ferdinand Sperl. (Item #4873)
Price: $120.00
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Nuevo Cocinero Americano en forma de diccionario que contiene todos los procedimientos empleados en la alta, mediana y pequeña cocina... Encontrándose en él todos los artículos importantes de las obras de esta clase que se han publicado en castellano, y otros nuevos, relativos tanto á la cocina mexicana, como a la francesa, tomados estos últimos del cocinero real.
Paris/Mexico: Libreria de Ch. Bouret, 1878. Thick octavo, 966, v pages. Five plates. Frontispiece and illustrated title. Later printing. The was first issued in 1845 under the title Diccionario de Cocina. In these later edition, the book invokes a umber of French chefs including Beauvilliers, Careme, and Burnet. In original blind and gilt-stamped black morocco. All edges marbled. Small chip to head of spine, hinges a bit shaken. Otherwise near... (Item #4923)
Price: $900.00
Nuevo Cocinero Americano en forma de diccionario que contiene todos los procedimientos empleados en la alta, mediana y pequeña cocina... Encontrándose en él todos los artículos importantes de las obras de esta clase que se han publicado en castellano, y otros nuevos, relativos tanto á la cocina mexicana, como a la francesa, tomados estos últimos del cocinero real. A. B. Beauvilliers, M A. Carême, Monsieur Burnet.
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The South American Cook Book. Including Central America, Mexico and the West Indies.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1939. Octavo, 368 pages. First edition. The Latin American (and Brazilian and Caribbean) offering from the prolific Browns. In the years before Brown joined his sister and mother to write the cookbooks, he was editor of a successful business journal in Brazil, and traveled throughout South America. He also known for his work as an avant-garde poet, and for his invention of a "reading... (Item #2608)
Price: $75.00
The South American Cook Book. Including Central America, Mexico and the West Indies. Cora Brown, Rose, Bob.
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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies.
New York: Doubleday, 1992. Small octavo, 246 pages. First English language edition of the author’s first book. The basis of the fine film by the same title. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. (Item #1667)
Price: $250.00
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies. Laura Esquivel, Carol and Thomas Christensen.
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Mexican Cooking. The Flavor of the Twentieth Century. That Real Mexican Tang.
[San Antonio, TX]: U.S. Print and Litho Co. c. 1911. Tall, stapled booklet, 44 pages. Illustrated in color. Ads. Very early edition of the first Mexican-American cookbook published in in English. Gebhardt published this little recipe booklet to help spread an understanding of Mexican-American cooking in order that they might grow demand for their products. The recipes claim to drawn from the "most famous chefs in Old Mexico". The dating... (Item #4861)
Price: $500.00
Mexican Cooking. The Flavor of the Twentieth Century. That Real Mexican Tang. Gebhardt Chili Powder Co.
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Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]
Ybor City [Tampa], Florida]: [the restaurant], [circa 1935]. Small stapled booklet (10 x 6 cm.), 30, [2] pages. Advertisements. Index. Illustrated. Evident first and only edition. A promotional cocktail book, with recipes as well, from the oldest restaurant in Florida, and one of the oldest and largest Spanish/Cuban restaurants in America. A tip of the hat is given to the bartender, "Genial" Tony, who is indicated as the compiler. A.... (Item #5862)
Price: $350.00
Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]. Genial Tony, Florida Ybor City, Columbia Restaurant Inc.
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The Story of Hershey : The chocolate and cocoa town, and Central Hershey, the sugar town : also, a brief narrative of the discovery and commercializing of cocoa beans, the manufacture of chocolate and cocoa, and of the sugar industry.
Hershey, Pa. Hershey Chocolate Co. circa 1920. Stapled octavo, 32 pages. Illustrated. First edition of this little history of the parallel towns of Hershey, PA, and Central Hershey, Cuba. Illustrated with photographs of the grounds, buildings, and commercial activities of the cocoa growing and chocolate manufacturing towns. Near fine in stapled wrappers. Scarce. [OCLC locates four copies]. (Item #4040)
Price: $90.00
The Story of Hershey : The chocolate and cocoa town, and Central Hershey, the sugar town : also, a brief narrative of the discovery and commercializing of cocoa beans, the manufacture of chocolate and cocoa, and of the sugar industry. Hershey.
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El Asado Ciollo. Roast Spit-Barbecue.
Buenos Aires: S.A. Editorial Bell, 1963. Octavo, 117 pages. Illustrated with black and white photos by Debora, and line drawings. Text in Spanish and English. First edition, simultaneous wrappered issue. An incredible journey into the meat fest that is Asado, which has been recently brought to the attention of Americans by Chef Francis Mallman of Buenos Aires and Uruguay. If you've ever wanted to spatchcock a cow, this book is... (Item #2420)
Price: $750.00
El Asado Ciollo. Roast Spit-Barbecue. E. Rodriguez Long, Jewel B. Groves.
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First Foods of America.
Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York: Suttonhouse Ltd. 1936. Octavo, 150 pages. First edition. This book draws recipes both from Mexico, especially Minititlan, on Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, and from early Texas history, based on oral and manuscript sources. Strehl, in One Hundred Books on California Food and Wine states, "based on family recipes brought from Mexico during the late nineteenth century, this book addresses the Indian origins of Mexican food. Probably the... (Item #2741)
Price: $750.00
First Foods of America. Blanche McNeil, Edna.
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Haitian Recipes. Illustrated by Robel Paris.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: the author/Henri Deschamps, 1955. Octavo-sized stapled booklet, 14 pages. Illustrated. First edition. "Robel Paris, one of the very few non-Haitians to exhibit at the legendary Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince, where she also taught. She had a one-woman show there in February 1952. Biographical information on her is scarce but she seems to have been born Rosabelle Paris in the United States on May 10. 1905. She was employed... (Item #3219)
Price: $90.00
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Haitian Recipes. Illustrated by Robel Paris.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: the author; Imp. Henri Deschamps, 1955. Stapled booklet (21 x 13.5 cm.), 14 pages. Illustrated, and colored by hand. FIRST EDITION. A charming little cookbook by an artist who came to Port-au-Prince for an exhibit and remained long enough to develop a true appreciation of the island and its people. The book contains twenty-three recipes, as well as a few short vignettes about life and food in Haiti... (Item #5261)
Price: $150.00
Haitian Recipes. Illustrated by Robel Paris. Robel Paris.
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Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Manual, 1939. The Recipes in this Work have been compile [sic] by Agustin Rios Sloppy Joe's Bar Man. This book is not fox [sic] sale. [Havana Cuba Season 1939].
Havana, Cuba: F. Diaz, 1939. Small stapled booklet (12.5 x 8.5cm), 62, [2] pages. Original printing. A later issue in this series of promotional cocktail manuals from Sloppy Joe's, the popular destination of thirsty Americans during Prohibition and after. The cover features a portrait of Jose Abeal y Otero, the namesake of the bar. After nearly fifty years inactive, the bar reopened in its original location in 2013. The rear... (Item #4899)
Price: $300.00
Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Manual, 1939. The Recipes in this Work have been compile [sic] by Agustin Rios Sloppy Joe's Bar Man. This book is not fox [sic] sale. [Havana Cuba Season 1939]. Agustin Rios, compiler.
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Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Recipes. BEekman3-5420. [title from cover].
[Havana, Cuba: F. Diaz], [undated: circa 1940]. Small stapled booklet (9.5 x 6.5 cm.), [32] pages (including price list at center). Issued without the title page, otherwise found in other issues), and without the portraits or biography of the founders. ~ A later, apparently promotional issue of the famous cocktail manual, of which at least nine annual issues are known, all titled Sloppy Joe's Cocktails Manual, and most with the... (Item #6674)
Price: $300.00
Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Recipes. BEekman3-5420. [title from cover]. Agustin Rios, compiler.
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My Stove is My Castle.
Mexico: [Editorial Intercontinental, S.A.], 1956. Squarish octavo, 166, [8] pages. Illustrated, and with a photographic portrait of the author as frontispiece. Text in English. FIRST EDITION. A cookbooks from the Dona Rosa Trias, a Spanish Marquesa who found herself abandoned by her husband the Marques de Castellar in Mexico's Cuernavaca, where she turned her stone castle, the Casa de Piedra into a renowned restaurant and inn. Internally age-toned, but otherwise... (Item #6096)
Price: $45.00
My Stove is My Castle. Marquesa de Castellar Rosa.
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Pan Estilo Chino. Selección de recetas de panes estilo chino, económicos y de rápida preparación. Todas experimentadas y garantizadas por la Academía de Cocina y Repostería "Velázquez de León.
México, D.F. Ediciones Velázquez de León, [circa 1988]. Octavo (19 x 14 cm.), 48 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's advertisements to wrapper. Publication date from last book published by the author/publisher, as listed on the wrapper. . Stated fourth edition. A collection of recipes for "Chinese Breads", so called not because they were of Chinese culinary origin, but because they were frequently baked and sold in shops owned by the Chinese. From... (Item #5314)
Price: $120.00
Pan Estilo Chino. Selección de recetas de panes estilo chino, económicos y de rápida preparación. Todas experimentadas y garantizadas por la Academía de Cocina y Repostería "Velázquez de León. Josefina Velázquez de León.
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The New Cook Book, Compiled by... May be Obtained at the Stranger's Hospital Rua General Monteiro, 8, Telephone 26-9550.
Rio de Janiero: Women's Auxiliary to the Stranger's Hospital, 1949. Large octavo, 352, [4] pages. Illustrated. Second edition, following the first of 1949. Text in English and Portuguese on facing pages. An international expat charity cookbook with mostly Anglo recipes. Accompanied by a large selection of ads placed by multinationals including Shell and Mobil, Coca Cola, Sears and others. Illustrated with whole animal butchering charts, one with printed glassine overlay... (Item #2755)
Price: $90.00
The New Cook Book, Compiled by... May be Obtained at the Stranger's Hospital Rua General Monteiro, 8, Telephone 26-9550. Women's Auxiliary to the Stranger's Hospital, Brasil Rio de Janiero.
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When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1928. Octavo, x, [4], 284 pages. Illustrated with 16 photo-reproductions of scenes of Cuba. First edition, first printing. Playwright and journalist Basil Woon's fourth book. Woon left his native London at the age of 16 and made his way to Alaska, where he founded a newspaper outside of Nome. His newspaper career took him around the world, including a stint in Mexico covering the revolution. A.... (Item #6050)
Price: $450.00
When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba. Basil Woon, Dillon.