Cooking Menus Service by Ida Bailey Allen 1935 Double Day Doran & Company

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Meet "Cooking Menus Service" by Ida Bailey Allen, a hardcover gem published in 1935 by Double Day Doran & Company. This culinary classic is not only an excellent guide to fine dining but also a window into the etiquette and social norms of the early 20th century.

Key Features:

Bound in a sturdy blue hardcover, this book is both durable and elegant, effortlessly adding a touch of vintage sophistication to your kitchen or bookshelf.

The book goes beyond simple recipes to offer menus and advice on meal planning and service. You'll find valuable tips for hosting elegant dinners, picnics, or any other social gathering.

Ida Bailey Allen was one of the first female radio cooking show hosts in America. Her work in the 1930s made her a household name and an authority on home cooking and entertaining.

While this book wasn't a community effort, Ida Bailey Allen's influence reached into many American homes, turning cooking and meal planning into a shared experience for families and communities.

Whether you're planning a formal dinner party or a casual family get-together, this book has insights and recipes that can elevate any occasion.

With its hardcover binding and age-old wisdom, the book is a perfect blend of style and function. It oozes charm from an era gone by, making it a delightful piece for collectors and cooks alike.


  • Title: Cooking Menus Service
  • Publication Date: 1935
  • Publisher: Double Day Doran & Company
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 1008
  • Dimensions:¬†9x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition:¬†minor scuffing on the book boards, yellowing of the pages, as shown in the photos.


"Cooking Menus Service" is more than just a cookbook. It's a treasure trove of culinary wisdom, social norms, and elegant hosting tips that stands as a testimony to its time. A valuable addition for anyone who appreciates both cooking and history.


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