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PETER PAUPER PRESS, PETER AND EDNA BEILENSON, MOUNT VERNON, NY
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EDNA BEILENSON AND RUTH MCCREA'S ILLUSTRATED COOK BOOKS
HISTORY OF PRINTING
Peter Pauper Press
Biography of Edna Beilenson
The Pleasures of the Used Text: Revealing Traces of Consumption
Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder. Being an essay on the delights of
collecting books, using Peter Pauper Press' lovely cookbooks, printed 1950 and 1976. Compiled and illustrated by Edna Beilenson and Ruth McCrea, these
small sized, hard bound books have bold, block printed illustrations. Issued
with dust jackets having similar themes as the companion books. Autena's blog
posts have wonderful photographs from the cook book series:
A to Z,
Rock Paper Sissors blog shows more.
The ABC of Cheese Cookery,
with decorations by Ruth McCrea, published by Peter Pauper Press
in 1961. 61p. Delightful alphabet recipe book, each letter
illustrated and with verse. Introduced with friendly,
tantalizing doggerel on the virtues of cooking with cheese.
Simple Hawaiian Cookery,
compiled by Edna Beilenson and with decorations by Ruth McCrea,
published by Peter Pauper Press in 1964. 62p. Organized by
course, each chapter illustrated with full page, colored
decorations to fit the theme. Introduced by the editor with
doggerel on food ways of the Islands. Indexed.
Abalone to Zabaglione: Unusual
and Exotic Recipes compiled by Edna Beilenson and
illustrated by Ruth McCrea, published by Peter Pauper Press in
1957. 60p. Recipes for exotic, international foods of the times
(borscht, Cantonese pancakes, lasagna, sauerkraut soup)McCrea's lovely full page block prints throughout.
Cooking to Kill: The Poison
Cookbook recipes by Ebenezer Murgatroyd, comic drawings by
Herb Roth, published by Peter Pauper Press in 1951. Recipes
presumed to be by Edna Beilenson. Title Page: Comic
recipes for the ghoul, cannibal, witch & murderer. Stewing and
potting mothers-in-law. Tested recipes for spoiled brats,
business rivals, and strayed lovers. Cannibal picnic meat.
Sure-fire salads. How to make your friends die laughing.
ABC of Barbecue, 1957.^
ABC of Canapés, 1953.^
ABC of Casseroles, 1954.^
ABC of Chafing Dish Cookery,1956.^
ABC of Cheese Cookery, 1961.^
ABC of Cocktails, 1957.^
ABC of Cookies, 1961.^
ABC of Desserts, 1958.^
ABC of Gourmet Cookery, 1956.*
ABC of Herb and Spice Cookery, 1959.^
ABC of Jiffy Cookery, 1961.^
ABC of Salads, 1958.^
ABC of Wine Cookery, 1957.^
^ With decorations by Ruth McCrea
' Illustrations by Maggie Jarvis
+ Illustrated by Josephine Irwin
# Illustrated by Ellen Witteborg and Sandra Baenen
Simple American Cooking, 1987.*
Simple Chinese Cookery for the American Cook, 1972.
Simple Continental Cookery, 1963.^
Simple French Cookery, 1958.*
Simple German Cookery, 1965.*
Simple Hawaiian Cookery, 1964.*
Simple Italian Cookery, 1959.*
Simple Jewish Cookery, 1962.*
Simple New England Cookery, 1962.*
Simple Oriental Cookery, 1960.^
Simple Spanish Cookery, 1973
Simple Viennese Cookery, 1960.^
Abalone to Zabaglione, 1957.*
Christmas Stocking Book, 1957*
Cooking to Kill!, 1951.
Crepes, Pancakes and Fritters, 1976*
Fabulous Fondues, 1970.'
Festive Buffet Cookery, 1965.
Festive Chocolate, 1986.
Festive Cookies, 1985.*
Festive Cookery, 1951*
Festive Desserts, 1967.'
Festive Salads and Molds,1966.'
Festive Seafood Cookery, 1969*
Festive Snacks & Canapes, 1967.'
Geisha Cookbook: Japanese Cookery for Americans. 1973*
Holiday Candies, 1954
Holiday Cookies, 1954*
Holiday Drink Book, 1951
Holiday Punches, Party Bowls and Soft Drinks, 1953*
Holiday Party Casseroles, 1956*
Holiday Party Desserts, 1956*
King of Hearts Drink Book, 1955.+
Melting Pot: A Cookbook of all Nations, 1958*
Merrie Christmas Cook Book, 1955.^
Microwave Party Cook Book, 1976.#
Peter Pauper's Press Festive Cookery, 1951*
Queen of Hearts Cookbook, 1955
Recipes Mother Used to Make, 1952*
Zodiac Cook Book, 1969.'
Published in at least two unnoted editions. At 5.12x7.12, the
less common edition and probable first is larger than the standard Peter Pauper
Press book, has non-standard cover art and dust jacket copy.
Cooking to Kill is cited in:
Trestrail, John Harris. Criminal Poisoning,
Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic
Scientists and Attorneys, 2d Edition. Humana Press, 2007.
10 Weirdest Cook Books List compiled by ABE
Books and reported in Deseret News in 2007
and the original ABE Books article,
Mystery Readers Journal,
Second Seating, Fall 2002.
background image from cover, The ABC of
Chafing Dish Cookery, 1956
last updated 2011 Dec 16