The Peasant Cookbook, Marian Tracy, 1955, Garden City Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 224pp.
By the author of Casserole Cookery, this vintage cookbook has authentic recipes for 165 thrifty dishes from 39 different countries of the world. Many are still familiar today as the culinary globe has shrunk, like the French Omelets, Chilean Empanadas, Italian Noodles Alfredo, Japanese Sukiyaki, Syrian Lentil Soup, Caribbean Red Beans and Rice; though many others - like Armenian lamb and okra stew, Italian sardine pie, Swedish Pork Tenderloin, French Lentils with Bacon, Chinese Ham and Mustard Green Soup - have not spread so far from their origins.
Included with each recipe is a suggested menu and also alternative ingredients that were easier to find in her day. Sweet line drawings by Marguerite Burgess are scattered throughout.
In excellent vintage condition - pages lightly tanned appropriate to their age, otherwise clean; spine tight, covers straight and bright, well protected by a dust jacket which has small tears at the edges. Photo is of actual item you'll receive.