"ARTICHOKE EGG CUPS, SPICED CHERRIES, CARROT SOUFFLE, AVOCADO RING, PINEAPPLE CREAM PIE, ENCHILADAS, PORK SPARERIBS, CRAB CHIPINO, GUMDROP FRUIT CAKE"
MARTIN, Josephine, editor and compiler. The Grape Festival Cook Book Compiled from the Choicest Recipes of Marin County Hostesses and Chefs. [San Francisco, California]: San Francisco Presbyterian Orphanage and Farm, 1940. Octavo, ring-bound as issued, original pictorial cream paper wrappers. $450.
First edition of this charity cookbook compiled in conjunction with the annual Grape Festival held to benefit the San Francisco Presbyterian Orphanage and Farm, containing a variety of (non-grape) recipes for easy, home-style American dishes.
This cookbook was written on the 37th anniversary of the Grape Festival, a charity event held for the benefit of Sunny Hills, the San Francisco Presbyterian Orphanage and Farm at San Anselmo. The editors hoped that it too would raise money for the 106 children living at the orphanage and, as a personal touch, they collected classic American recipes from orphanage workers and friends rather than focusing on grape recipes.
Interior generally quite nice, slightest wear around ring holes as usual, a few minor soiling marks to wrappers. A handsome copy in nearly fine condition.