Waldorf Astoria Hotel Cookbook New York
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel Cookbook from the famous New York hotel is a first printing of the vintage restaurant cookbook that celebrates the hotel's famous recipes. This cookbook contains more than 100 recipes selected by the Waldorf-Astoria chefs and from its dining rooms.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 266 pages
Copyright: 1981, Golden Anniversary Edition 50th Year
Publisher: Bramhall House, New York
Author: Ted James and Rosalind Cole
Description: From the day this great American hotel first opened its doors in 1893 it has been a living symbol of the best and most elegant in dining and entertaining. Now, for the first time, the secrets of the famous Waldorf kitchen are made available for the home cook. The book includes over 100 choice recipes, especially selected by the chefs of the Waldorf-Astoria and carefully tested for the home kitchen. Specialties from the Waldorf's dining rooms, such as Peacock Alley, the Bull and the Bear, The Empire Room, and the recently opened Oscar's are featured and conveniently grouped in categories -- Hors d'oeuvres and Appetizers, Fish and Shellfish, Chicken and Other Birds, Meat, Entree and Dessert Sauces, Vegetables, Salads and Salad Dressings, Eggs and Breads, and Desserts.
In addition to the recipes there is a history of the Waldorf -- the fascinating and glamorous story of the hotel itself from its first home on Fifth Avenue at 34th Street to its present Park Avenue location. Since the Waldorf-Astoria has been the scene of so many great state banquets and receptions, as well as private parties given by the leaders of society, this becomes, in effect, a social and cultural history of twentieth century America in microcosm.
The Waldorf Astoria Cookbook is richly illustrated with period drawings, etchings and photographs. In addition, there are eleven full-color illustrations of some of the great dishes from the recipe section prepared by the Waldorf-Astoria chefs and photographed especially for this book.
Condition: Good condition. Inside flap of dust jacket has tiny torn off piece.