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Recipes from the East

Recipes from the East
Ross
1955

Submitter: I told my principal this morning that if he ever hears someone tell me “Oh, I know Exactly what kind of books you’d like,” he should kick me under the table.

Holly: That is the most awful cover I’ve ever seen.    The real question is, how did something spiral bound last 55 years?!

Rapper Recipes

Rapper’s Delights: African-American Cookin’ with Soul
Al Pereira
1998

Submitter: This is a cook book compiled of recipes from rappers of the eighties and nineties. It includes such delectable culinary fare as, “Flava Flav’s Rice Pilaf.” Ingredients: A bag of rice and all your favorite sh*t.
Also, “Kid ‘n Play’s Beanie Weenies.” Ingredients: A can of beans, six hot dogs (cut in half) Directions: Heat and eat!

This is a cook book compiled of recipes from rappers of the eighties and nineties. It includes such delectable culinary fare as, “Flava Flav’s Rice Pilaf.” Ingredients: A bag of rice and all your favorite sh*t.
Also, “Kid ‘n Play’s Beanie Weenies.” Ingredients: A can of beans, six hot dogs (cut in half) Directions: Heat and eat!

Holly: This was probably a fun gift book in the late 90’s.  If these are the extent of the recipes, it’s not the most useful cookbook to keep around.  If your community is big on rappers of that era and you have space, it’s not hurting anything.  Otherwise, it seems like an easy weed (and a sort of weird choice for many libraries in the first place, given its less-than-useful content.)  Has anyone seen a table of contents for this book?  I’d love to hear more of the recipe titles!  Maybe “Salt n Pepa Shrimp?” (Boil shrimp. Add salt n pepa.)

Boys in the Kitchen

The First Book of Boys’ Cooking
Beim
1957

Gotta love the titles that pre-date ME!
Love the recipes and I noticed that even the language would be archaic by today’s standards.  Would kids even know that a fridge was known as an “icebox”?  This really does belong in an archive.  What a great find!  I have even included a few recipes since I am sure you young men out there would love to know the secrets of exceptional cooking!

Enjoy!
Mary

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