“Hippo Cook Book” subtitled “Hippopotamus Hamburger Cook Book” by Jack Falvey with art and drawings by Wolo von Trutzschler / Pacific Productions. A Nitty Gritty Book published by Nitty Gritty Productions in 1969, the cookbook is a soft cover measuring 5¼ x 8¼ inches with 158 pages. It is in good used condition with some wear / stains to the covers, the pages are clean and unmarked.
The original Hippopotamus Hamburger was a San Francisco restaurant on Van Ness Avenue in the 1950s and 1960s located in a large building that formerly housed a grocery store. The Hippo specialized in hamburgers – especially large hamburgers. This book, published in 1969, is full of recipes from San Francisco’s Hippopotamus Hamburger Restaurant. This place was serious about creative hamburgers — you’ll find such recipes as The Cannibalburger (aka Steak Tartare), The Stanfordburger, The Kyotoburger, and The Bourbonburger in the book. Also, nearly every page is accompanied by a cute, clever illustration from artist Wolo von Trutzschler, the restaurant’s signature artist. The Hippo Cook Book is a treasure from the past, full of the recipes that made the Hippo famous.
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