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(California) Williamson, Sarah. California Cook Book.


47, (2) addendum “wartime” recipe pp. 10.75x6”, pictorial tan & brown yapped wrappers. First Edition. San Francisco: Town Talk Press, 1917.

Famous author Jack London contributed a recipe for rice on page 21, followed by one for rice camp style by writer Stewart Edward White. Also recipes contributed by prominent San Francisco merchant Raphael Weill ("Brandade of Salt Codfish & Frog's Legs") and businessman Henry J. Crocker ("Corned Beef Hash"). Addendum at rear is titled “Some War Recipes, and Others”, with recipes from Victor Hirtzler of Hotel St. Francis, war bread from Hotel Bellevue’s Paul Massa, and several others. A scarce early San Francisco cookbook. Soiling and light smudges to covers, but still a good copy of a very scarce California cookbook.