The Spice Islands Cook Book, by the Spice Islands Home Economics Staff, Lane Book Co, Stated First Edition, First Printing, 1961, hardcover, 208pp.
Cover Subtitle: "How to cook with Spices, Herbs, and Seasonings. Exciting recipes from the Spice Islands Kitchens."
Recipe development: Louise Driggs. Illustrations: Alice Harth. Book design: Adrian Wilson.
Collectible, beautifully preserved vintage copy of the cookbook which taught America how to use spices in their everyday meal preparation.
328 tested recipes for everything from appetizers through desserts and beverages (see table of contents in photo).
Opening chapter, "The Romance of Spices," provides a general history of the search for spices by European explorers. A complete detailed glossary of individual spices comes at the end of the book.
Illustrated throughout with adorable, colorful line drawings that evoke the era of the late 1950s - early 1960s, including some full-page pictures.
Pages are tanned, otherwise clean, 100% free of writing, tightly bound. Covers are bright and show only light bottom edge wear from sitting on shelf. Dust jacket has chips and tears at edges but is still doing a fine job protecting the book.