Casserole Treasury by Lousene Rousseau Brunner

Casserole Treasury by Lousene Rousseau Brunner lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Harper & Row, Publishers, for The Cookery Club, 1967, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: Casserole Treasury is a new collection of 435 casserole recipes from many different countries, from great chefs and country kitchens. The ingredients used run the gamut from truffles and pates to cabbage and beer. The book includes sections on soups and chowders, buffet dishes, and desserts that lend themselves to casserole preparation and service. A number of dishes call for flaming, either early in their preparation or at the table. Wines, herbs, and liqueurs lend their magic to many of the casseroles.

Convenience for the cook is a main feature. In no case is it necessary to turn a page to complete a recipe. Directions are explicit enough for even inexperienced cooks to follow. Ingredients are clearly listed at the beginning. Steps in preparation are numbered. Cooking times, oven temperatures, and number of servings are specified. The author often gives suggestions for other things to serve along with the main dish.

Lots of the recipes make use of the so-called convenience foods, especially frozen vegetables and canned soups, and a few recipe mixes are suggested. But Mrs. Brunner never plays up short cuts at the expense of that careful and painstaking preparation which is the essence of good cooking. One of the main advantages of casserole cookery is that you can do the drudgery part early in the day, thus making later preparation a relatively painless process.

The recipes are mouth-watering : Soups Meats: beef, ham, lamb, pork, veal Poultry: chicken, turkey, duck Fish Shellfish One-Dish Meals Vegetables Cheese, Eggs, Cereals and Pasta Desserts.

Herb chart endpapers; cross-referenced index.

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with several small nicks and chips, a little faded. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 310 pages. Index. 8¼” x 5¾”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Cookery category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!

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