[Chicago? ca. 1920]. ,132pp. plus chromolithographic plate. Original light grey cloth, cover printed in black. Extremities rubbed, minor soiling. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Text moderately but evenly tanned, some minor wear. About very good. Item #1945
A scarce community cook book compiled by the East End Circle Woman's Guild for the benefit of the First Congregational Church in Wilmette. Wilmette is a small village north of Chicago, perched on the shore of Lake Michigan. The volume opens with "Suggestions for First Course and moves on through soups, fish, meats, vegetables, salads, a variety of baked goods and desserts, pickles and preserves, egg dishes, cheese dishes, and more. There is a section for "Entrees and Vegetarian Dishes," as well as "Chafing Dish Recipes" and "Fireless Cooker Recipes." Local advertisements are interspersed throughout, and the color plate is an ad for Swans Down Cake Flour. Four copies in OCLC, at the Library of Congress, Harvard, University of Denver, and the University of Chicago.