Star Recipes ; Compiled and Published by Elm Creek Chapter No. 32, Order of the Eastern Star
Elm Creek, Manitoba, Elm Creek Chapter No. 32, Order of the Eastern Star, December, 1946. First Edition, First Printing. Card Covers. pp. 96. 8vo. measuring 6.25" x 9.25". Illustrated, twice-stapled teal card covers bearing the star crest of the Order, and red lettering to the centre of the front cover. Richly illustrated with a plethora of advertisements by sponsoring local, and national businesses and merchants including from the Hudson's Bay Company, Dorfman's, Dyson's Pickles Limited, Fred Simm & Son, Elm Creek Cooperative Elevator Association Ltd. United College (United Church of Canada), Canada Bread Co. Limited, N.M. Paterson & Co. Limited, St. Claude Creamery, amongst many others. Comprising of a brief history of Elm Creek, it is accompanied with a rich selection of recipes, all accompanied with the names of their respective contributors. Sections include: Meat, Eggs, Fish, Etc.; Pickles; Salads, Snacks and Sandwiches; Cookies; Buns and Bread; Grand Chapter Recipes; Cakes (Light); Cakes (Dark); Pies; Desserts; Canning, Preserves, Soups; Beverages; Icing and Candy; etc. Excepting some very rubbing to the covers, there are no other detectable flaws to the extremities, faint tide-mark to the upper margin of the title page only, else, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding. Remarkably well-preserved for its age. Overall, near fine. See Driver's reference (M133.1) in 'Culinary Landmarks', wherein, she additionally references "Garrett, pp 125, 131." Exceedingly rare in commerce and in such fine condition. At time of cataloguing not recorded in OCLC, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Guelph, McMaster, et al. Rare indeed.
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