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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky; Reprint edition (30 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081314468X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813144689
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 13.8 x 2.4 cm

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"An annual cookbook by the man known as America's first national restaurant critic. Tested recipes of unusual dishes from America's favorite eating places.... A culinary classic." -- "Advertisingcookbook.com"

About the Author

Louis Hatchett is the editor of Mencken's Americana and The Continuing Crisis: As Chronicled for Four Decades by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8e5a59a8) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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HASH(0x8e70bb1c) out of 5 stars Old fashioned cooking 28 Jun. 2014
By wogan - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an old fashioned cook book for those who want to learn some solid cooking skills, but do not need to depend on pictures. The book is printed in small type. If you have normal eyesight it is no problem, but if not, this book will not work for you. The index in my copy looks as if they were running out of ink; there are places where the print is extremely light. The book size is also smaller than normal, 5 ½" x 8 ½". There is no table of contents.

This is a collection of the best recipes from the finest hotels and establishments that Duncan Hines visited and ate at. It is admitted that this is not trendy 21st century cooking. This is a reminder for those of us old enough to remember Duncan Hines, not as a cake mix but as a guarantee of good food in restaurants. The book does gives, in an excellent preface, some history of Americans eating out. People actually died from bad food served even until 1938.

There are charts that show what herbs go well in what recipes there are clear lists food weight and measures and the sweetening values of honey and various sugars.
I really like old cookbooks, but the structure and wording of these recipes might be confusing to inexperienced cooks. For example the recipe for miniature cinnamon rolls has as an ingredient "small amount of yeast dough". I could not find the recipe anywhere in the book. Your would have to do this on your own.

There are many recipes in here that you would not normally find including for pheasant, tutti-frutti, hoagy cake, 8 yolk fudge cake. It is a cookbook for experienced cook s and those who wish to add something different to their cookbook collection and those who also like something unlike the new up-to-the-minute cookbooks.
HASH(0x8e29275c) out of 5 stars Fun Cookbook 19 Sept. 2014
By LK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Saw an article online yesterday in the St. Louis Dispatch about it. (A friend sent it to me.)
I have owned the book for some time now and love it. The book - both the narrative and the recipes - take me back to another place in our history. The recipes are old fashioned and fun.
I recommend the book for any amateur cook who wants to add a helping of old fashioned goodness into his or her repertoire.
HASH(0x8e4c4804) out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2015
By Cora Spiller - Published on Amazon.com
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well written.. well published...
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HASH(0x8e2356d8) out of 5 stars A good read! 19 Sept. 2014
By James A. McMahon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A very enjoyable book; I highly recommend it
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