YOUR BOOK-STACK, on the counter . . .
Zavin, Theodora, & Freda Stuart. The working wives' (salaried or otherwise) cook book. New York: Crown Publishers, (1963). 8vo (21.4 cm, 8.42"). vii, , 162,  pp. $18.00
This early acknowledgment of the culinary needs of women working outside the home focuses on meal prep the night before, so that overburdened wives have more prime afternoon and early evening time freed up to spend with their spouses and children. While much of the cuisine is standard mid-century American fare (although the authors decry other cookbooks' reliance on canned cream of mushroom soup in every recipe to save time and money!), there are also recipes for kusa mihshi ("stuffed squash in the Lebanese manner"), Syrian meatballs with Indian curry sauce, moussaka, chicken egg drop soup, etc.
The authors were sisters-in-law; Zavin was a copyright attorney, senior executive at BMI from 1952 to 2001, founding president of the BMI Foundation, and "one of the music industry’s best-known hostesses" according to that company. While it is difficult to determine without the jacket, this appears to be the first printing of the book club edition.
Publisher's red cloth; dust jacket lacking, front cover mottled. Two corners dog-eared; one pencilled comment "Excellent!". Pages otherwise clean and fresh. (41554) Please RESHELVE This.
RE-VIEW LAST DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS
BROWSE/SEARCH MORE SHELVES! | PLACE THAT ORDER!