Last week, on Wordless Wednesday, I posted a photo of my collection of cookbooks published by the Peter Pauper Press.
I felt that the picture did not adequately convey the beauty of these books, so I've decided to do a series on them, so that you may see how extraordinary they are.
Established in 1928 by an art designer named Peter Beilensen, the company published books "that even a pauper could afford," according to their website: Peter Pauper Press. A cookbook series was begun in the 1950s, covering everything from "Abalone to Zabaglione."
This was published in 1957 and was illustrated by Ruth McCrea. It has 60 pages of recipes; some have become everyday recipes and others not so much (Eel, en Matelot, for example.)
This companion volume, published the same year and also illustrated by McCrea, focuses on beverages, specifically those of the alcoholic variety.
This has a combination of recipes and general information--a very helpful guide.
At 7 1/2" by 4 1/2," all the books but one in my collection, including these two, are small and take up very little room. Nearly all are less than 1/2" thick. Such an easy collection to find space for!