Harvey House Cookbook

The Harvey House Cookbook - Santa Fe Railroad Restaurants shares 200 vintage recipes from the famous dining rooms from across the American West. You'll enjoy dishes like Cream of Wisconsin Cheese Soup, Salmon Steaks with Mustard Sauce, and Lemon Cream Pie. 

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Format: Softcover, 193 pages 

Copyright: 1996, First Printing 

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

Author: George H. Foster, Peter C. Weiglin 

ISBN: 9781563523571

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Description: In the 1870s, people traveling west of the Mississippi were still venturing into the wild. Loud, smoke-belching trains might have cut across the rough terrain, but harsh weather, rigid seats, and short breaks for bad food in the middle of nowhere showed the West was by no means won. Entrepreneur Fred Harvey had an eye for such problems and a nerve for the impossible. In 1876, he began establishing high-quality dining rooms along the Santa Fe Railroad, and his Harvey Houses helped change the entire picture of the American West. 

Fresh food, well-groomed chefs, and stylish dining rooms were only part of Harvey's package; it was the aura they created that was so captivating. Suddenly, after surging through mountain snow or sweltering heat, rail travelers halted at a surprising sight: a Harvey House arose out of nowhere and served them like royalty. Fine china, silver, Irish linen . . . and, oh, the "Harvey Girls." Magical and romantic in a region still rough-edged and rowdy, these polished young servers made the western rail dining experience a true pleasure. And their mystique still lingers. 

Recapture the spirit of the first western railway excursions with The Harvey House Cookbook. Its 200-plus vintage recipes, many simple to prepare; numerous period photos; and fascinating Fred Harvey story will take readers back to one of America's legendary experiences in the Old West. 

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Condition: Good condition. 

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