Choice Recipes for the Discriminating Hostess
Publisher: Antoinette's School of Fancy Cookery
Date Published: 1936
Edition: First Edition
Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Book Id: 017101
Chicago: Antoinette's School of Fancy Cookery, 1936. First edition. Ring-bound, in stiff textured vinyl covers. 83 pp. Near fine. Prior owner name on first page and two annotations on page 11, else unmarked. "Before Julia Child, there was Antoinette Pope" (Judy Hevrdejs, Chicago Tribune, August 5, 2009). With her husband, Francois, Antoinette would become widely known for later cookbooks. This early effort, produced out of her Chicago cooking school, provides a simple and charming appetizer for what was to come. After a lovely frontis picture, Antoinette writes in her Preface: "This book is affectionately dedicated to the hundreds of women that have attended my classes in the past five years, who, through their loyalty and appreciation, have been my greatest encouragement to carry on this work. I sincerely hope that this little book will act as a constant reminder of the many pleasant hours we spent together during our school work, as the memory of those eager and enthusiastic faces will always be my inspiration".