Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1994. b/w plates, glos.,bibliographical references (pages 197-202) and index, boards, color pict. d.j. (Fine in dust jacket). Item #107378
Offers brief profiles of the most influential cookbook authors, gathers selected recipes from cookbooks of the past, and defines old cooking terms. Contents: A genuine American cookbook -- Manuscript cookbooks -- Early New England classics -- The great western expansion -- Teaching the American tradition -- Little cookbooks with motives, ulterior and avowed -- The joy and the myth -- Imported influences: great chefs -- How to compile a best-selling homemade cookbook -- Celebrity cooks -- The big, beautiful cookbook -- Guru vs. gourmet: a media battleground.