The Mystery Chef's Own Cookbook by John Macpherson 1945 The Blakiston Company

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Scottish-born John MacPherson began cooking his own meals in a boarding house and learned the art of cooking. He was trained as a chemical engineer, but his lifelong hobby was cooking.

He admits that he's a mystery chef because cooking was not a man's province at the time of the writing. The style of the writer is warm and friendly. So naturally, you want to make his recipes. 

The Mystery Chef's Own Cookbook is an excellent addition to your vintage wartime recipe collection or home library.


The book The Mystery Chef's Own Cookbook is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please note the wear and tear on the dust jacket as shown in the photos.

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The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear as is typical for vintage pieces. 

Book dimensions:8x6x1


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