The Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook. Edited by Beryl Barr and Barbara Turner Sachs. First Edition, First Printing. Contact Editions. Sausalito, 1961.

$120.00

The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook is a delightful, intimate compilation of recipes and brief stories by some of the greatest authors of the last 100 years. With roughly 300 recipes categorized by various meal types, the work is comprehensive as a standalone cookbook. Yet what makes it special is its assortment of contributors. Here readers will find John Keats’ Wild Duck recipe, Harper Lee’s Crackling Bread, Man Ray’s A Menu for a Dadaist Day, and Marianne Moore’s Viapella Pudding. There is also William Styron’s Southern Fried Chicken, Katherine Anne Porter’s Fresh Vegetable Borscht, James Michener’s Beef Burgundy, and dozens more. Each recipe is accompanied by a short story from its author. The work brings readers and cooks closer to their favorite artists, sharing not just their thoughts on the page, but also their tastes in the kitchen. The scope of the work cannot be overstated, either. To have so many great contributors in one volume is especially rare.

This first edition is in near fine condition. In the original full cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original slipcase, good with closed tears to edges, chipping, and rubbing.

A spectacular first edition of this compilation of various artists’ recipes.

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The Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook. Edited by Beryl Barr and Barbara Turner Sachs. First Edition, First Printing. Contact Editions. Sausalito, 1961.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in