“Better Homes and Gardens ~ Famous Foods from Famous Places” subtitled “Specialty Of The House Recipes From America’s Leading Restaurants.” Published by Meredith Press in 1964, this is a first edition, first printing. The book is a hard cover measuring 8¼ x 11 inches with 223 pages, it is in very good gently used condition with some wear to the covers, mostly along the edges, the pages are clean and unmarked. It has a definite musty odor, needs to be aired out.
This book will take you back to some of the great dinning rooms of yesterday. How many people do you know who have recipes from restaurants at the 1964 Worlds Fair? The book is illustrated with color photos and introductions to each particular restaurant’s recipes. Many of the restaurants no longer exist but were extremely popular in the mid-20th century. They include Hotel Pierre in New York City; Top of the Fair from the New York World’s Fair; Lüchow’s, also in New York; Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in South Sudbury, Massachusetts; The Toll House in Whitman, Massachusetts; The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia; The American Hotel in Miami Beach; Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Commander’s Palace, Brennan’s, and the Pontchartrain Hotel – all in New Orleans; Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Texas; and Maxim’s in Houston; The Tavern Chop House in Cleveland, Ohio; Marshall Field’s, the Imperial House, the Palmer House, the Swiss Chalet in the Bismarck Hotel, the Pump Room in the Ambassador East Hotel, the Stock Yard Inn, and the Cape Code Room at the Drake Hotel – all in Chicago; The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs; The Mayfair Hotel in St. Louis; The Old Adobe Patio in Tucson, Arizona; Ivar’s and Rosellini’s Four-10 in Seattle, Washington; Ernie’s, The Fairmont Hotel, and Trader Vic’s in San Francisco; The Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park; The Nut Tree outside Sacramento, California …. and more, more, and more. A short history of each restaurant is included before the recipes.
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