The Motorist's Luncheon Book. May E. SOUTHWORTH.

The Motorist's Luncheon Book. New York: Harper and Brothers, (1923).

First Edition stated. Small octavo, original decorative cloth and dustjacket. An very uncommon recipe book for the car traveling set. Southworth states: “In assembling your outfit it is necessary that you have a wary eye on the mess kit or you may find yourself, like the Peri, perishing just outside the gates of some woodsy paradise. These eats of the motorist are a life-saving necessity and have grown to be too important a part of he equipment to be left to the hit-or-miss style of picking up any old thing that happens to be in the house." A review at The California Historical Society writes: "There are menus to be prepared on the campfire, and cold picnics accompanied by hot beverages stored in a thermos, as well as cold picnics with cold beverages. The “chafing dish” section offers menus that would challenge this writer on the home stove, including, for example, chop suey with rice, buttered rolls, pickled broccoli, hot Ceylon tea and eclairs. And then there’s the chafing dish menu of Waldorf chicken, Dixie biscuits, sweet butter, shredded halibut and slivers of red button radishes served on lettuce leaves with mayonnaise, mocha cake, saline snowflakes, canned sliced peaches, scotch short cakes, loganberry juice combined with Napa Soda, praline almonds and salted pecan meats. For each section – campfire, thermos, cold, and chafing dish – there is also a Friday section, featuring fish but no meat." Almost Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some tiny chips at top edge, some spotting to rear panel.

Price: $200.00

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