Cookbook Passion: Exploring a Culinary History (Paperback)

Cookbook Passion: Exploring a Culinary History By Pamela Kure Grogan, S.P. Grogan (Editor) Cover Image
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Description


A cookbook with a historic recipe anthology does not easily define the wonder of tracking the evolution of the cookbook and the modernization of the kitchen. Pamela Kure Grogan's My Cookbook Passion draws upon a vintage selection from her 3,000 volume cookbook collection showcasing the changing palates of those at-home and at-travel epicureans. In it, she visualizes the impact of various world wars, financial depressions, expanding transcontinental auto usage, and the technological advancement of utensils and ingredients used in the kitchen on the public's taste.


 


My Cookbook Passion is a color panorama of historic cookbooks and recipes with the stories of how such books came into being. Chapters include: "Entertaining is Fun"; "Reach for the Stars" on celebrities; "Inns & Farms"; books on food publishers like Barrows & Co; and a list of famous chefs and their restaurants, most now gone from the scene. There are even hints about becoming a discerning cookbook collector. 


 


Pamela Kure Grogan worked for twenty years as Store Manager at Williams Sonoma and at Sur La Table kitchen stores. She also served as Food Editor for an online food company. Today, Pamela is an active 'passionate baker' with her fan-followed social media sites, kitchen a'stir, and now www.cookbookpassion.com 


 


 My Cookbook Passion reaches several audiences: chefs, food lovers, and those at home who want to try the heirloom recipes. More than a cookbook, My Cookbook Passion can serve as a colorful coffee table book or a well-worn cooking resource guide. It is a travel history where nostalgia becomes refreshed and relevant, and one reads into the pages the passion of Pamela Kure Grogan's recipe selections of the timeless.

About the Author


Pamela Kure Grogan worked for twenty years as Store Manager at Williams Sonoma and at Sur La Table kitchen stores. She also served as Food Editor for an online food company. Today, Pamela is an active 'passionate baker' with her fan-followed social media sites, kitchen a'stir, and now www.cookbookpassion.com 

Praise For…


"Expertly compiled with informative commentary by dedicated cookbook collector Pamela Kure Grogan, and will have a very special appeal and interest for professional chefs, enthusiastic food lovers, and kitchen cooks at home who want to try out the heirloom recipes they will find within its pages." —Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review

"My Cookbook Passion draws from Pamela's 3,000 personal cookbooks she owns, most of them defined as 'vintage,' published between the 1900's and current, with her favorite era being the 1920's-1980's." —Jim Barnes, Independent Publisher

"Unique, impressively informative and inherently fascinating, "Cookbook Passion: Exploring a Culinary History" will have an enormous appeal for: chefs, food lovers, cookbook collectors, and any family chef who wants to try the heirloom recipes that are showcased in its pages. More than just another cookbook, Cookbook Passion: Exploring a Culinary History a distinctively original cooking resource guide. It is a culinary history where 'nostalgia becomes refreshed and relevant' with recipe selections of the timely and the timeless."—Midwest Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781592112029
ISBN-10: 1592112021
Publisher: Gaudium Publishing
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 276
Language: English