Look No Further by Richard T. Hougen Favorite Recipes from Boone Tavern Hotel Berea College Kentucky 1955

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Richard Hougen, the author of Look No Further believed that the secret of good cooking was a combination of simplicity in procedure, accurate measurements and the use of plenty of eggs, milk, butter, and cream.

This collection reflects his ideal. Many favorites are here including one of Hougen's and Boone Tavern Hotel located at Berea College Kentucky favorites, Southern Spoon Bread. Hougen called spoon bread "the richest, lightest and most delicious of all cornmeal bread.


This vintage cookbook is in good shape for its age rips or tears. Please note this book is signed in ink. Looks to be signed by the author. Scroll into view and decide for your self; please view in listing photos.

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Book Dimensions: 9x6x1

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