3 Meals a Day: A Menu for Every Meal for a Year


Cornell, Anna May (Compiled by)

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Cornell, Anna May (Compiled by). 3 Meals a Day: A Menu for Every Meal for a Year. [Toronto, Ontario, Canada]: Canadian Westinghouse Co., Limited, ND [Circa 1938-39]. First Edition, First Printing. Unpaginated. [pp. 28]. Oblong 8vo., measuring 10.1″ x 7.25″. Illustrated stapled covers in black, green, and white. A promotional cookbook ostensibly targeting housewives, published by the Canadian subsidiary of the Westinghouse Co., Limited – manufacturers of refregirators, and small household appliances – advocating for the use of their products by virtue of their ability to preserve perishable foods for longer. Features a remarkably assembled collection of recipe ingredients for every day of the year. The introductory preface states: “On the right hand of this book will be found a set of shopping lists, covering the foods needed for the menus shown on the accompanying left hand pages. Two shopping lists are given each week. The first shows the food cost with-out a Westinghouse Refrigerator, where perishable goods has to be purchased in small quantities and where it was impossible to take advantage of the week-end prices features by most [grocery] stores. The second list in each case shows the food cost WITH a Westinghouse Refrigerator, where meats, fresh fruists, salads, and vegetables as well as canned goods, cream, etc., could be purchased in economically large quantities and where it was possible to take advantage of all week-end specials offered by the [grocery] stores.” Light rubbing, edgwear to the covers, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked. Overall, very good. Stapled Wraps. Exceedingly rare, unrecorded in OCLC, and unavailable in commerce at time of cataloguing. NOT in Driver. We do note the presence of two similar titles in Driver’s ‘Culinary Landmarks’, however neither appear to be related to this title and make not mention of the publisher (Westinghouse) or author (Anna May Cornell). Rare indeed. (#1636) $195.00