UNXLD: American Cookbooks of Community & Place, Volume 1

UNXLD: American Cookbooks of Community & Place, Volume 1

UNXLD: American Cookbooks of Community & Place, Volume 1


“For those who think community cookbooks should be relegated to dusty basement shelves, UnXld will be a real eye-opener. In this first volume of their comprehensive A-Z catalogue, Don Lindgren and Mark Germer give these often-overlooked treasures their due. Each thoroughly annotated entry is a small social history in itself, offering copious information about American organizations, institutions, and eras. This catalogue belongs in every historian's and cookbook lover’s library.” [Darra Goldstein]


"This extraordinary work of scholarship, scrupulously researched and beautifully written, brings us deep into the world of home cooks otherwise lost to history. Here is the real texture of American cooking, right from the hands of the women who knew it best. Community cookbooks have long deserved to be at the forefront of culinary research, and now, thanks to Don Lindgren and Mark Germer, these plainspoken little books are moving into the spotlight at last.” [Laura Shapiro]


"It is truly an extraordinary catalogue. A masterpiece. A work of scholarship and permanent reference. I can only imagine the time and care that went into the descriptions and annotations. It is simply one of the best catalogs I've ever encountered.” [Russell Martin, Director of the DeGolyer Library at SMU]



Date uploaded: 26/3/2019

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