Cookbook Review: Myra Waldo’s Chinese Cookbook (1968)

My copy of Myra Waldo’s Chinese Cookbook (1968) found its way into my collection by way of a little antique store in Sherwood, Oregon.   There wasn’t much of a book section, much less cookbooks, but the overall selection was fairly eclectic.   Myra Waldo’s Chinese Cookbook,  a small-form hardback with a lightly worn dust jacket, set…

Cookbook Review: Mexican Recipes (1967)

Mexican Recipes is a slim, sixty-page paperback recipe book published in 1967.   It was offered by mail order in newspapers an magazines across the American West in the late 1960s by the now defunct Spanish American Publications.  It is printed in glorious black and white and peppered with themed clip art and a few hand…

The Hotpoint Storybook Kitchen Cookbook (1964)

At first glance, The Hotpoint Storybook Kitchen Cookbook (1964) looks like some sort of pulpy potboiler:  candlelit dinner, table dressed with a beautiful rib roast, and a woman in a slinky black dress whose motives aren’t quite clear.  Add to that the format: a tiny, yellowing paperback with the retail price (60 ¢) prominently featured….