My Cookbook Passion

Culinary History and Adventure in Exploring My Collection

Pamela Kure Grogan

This cookbook 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.
Date Published :
November 2021
Publisher :
Histria Books
Editor :
S.P. Grogan
Language:
English
Illustration :
Fully Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781592111176
Pages : 276
Dimensions : 8.75 X 10 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$49.99

Overview
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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, it 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
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Pamela Kure Grogan is active in the culinary arts, spending twenty years in store management at Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table kitchen stores. In recent years, she specializes in traditional Eastern European baked goods and can be found serving up her recipes on Facebook at Kitchen a’Stir and as an Amazon Influencer.

Author S.P. Grogan is a best-selling author specializing in historical fiction.

REVIEWS
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"This book is awesome. As a fellow cookbook collector and book dealer I can tell you My Cookbook Passion is going to be the must-have cookbook/reference book that everyone who loves cooking and cookbooks will want in their library."

- Myrna Donato - Owner of Amber Unicorn Books

“A colorful and beautifully designed book, My Cookbook Passion captures American culinary history and entertains with a sprinkle of recipes throughout. A fun read and an important resource for research libraries.”

- Maryland Historical Society

“My Cookbook Passion is a book lover’s memoir, one that is less disposed toward bibliographical nitty-gritty and more interested in sharing with fellow foodies an engaging capsule history of modern cookbooks. The recipes sprinkled throughout are an added bonus—Hawaiian pineapple pickle, anyone? Illustrated with lively book covers, menus, and photos, this book makes a perfect holiday gift.”

- Fine Books Magazine

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