Durkee Famous Foods Recipes
Title: Durkee Famous Foods Recipes
Publisher: Durkee Famous Foods, Inc., Elmhurst, New York et. al.
Introduction: “In planning this new book for you, we have arranged a selection of every-day dishes that will bring you new triumphs. Here will be found recipes for every part of the meal, from appetizers to desserts. You may select your own combination. Practical and ecomical (rather than fancy and expensive) dishes predominate. There are also happy suggestions for parties, Sunday night suppers, and ‘winter picnics.’ You’ll trhill at the success of your adventures with this new Durkee Recipe Book.”
Year: c. 1939
Format: Booklet, staple-bound format.
Contents: APPETIZERS; BUFFET SUPPERS; CAKES AND DESSERTS; COOKIES AND SMALL CAKES; ENTREES; ICINGS; PAN FRIED FOODS; QUICK BREADS; SALADS; VEGETABLES.
Random Passage: “Roll the vanilla wafers fine—there should be 1 1/2 c. of crumbs. combine with 2 tbsps. of the oleomargarine. Use to line an 8-in. pie plate.” (from Lemon Sponge Pie recipe, p. 19)
Notes: At the time of this recipe booklet, Durkee Famous Foods had been around for more than 75 years. The spread of Durkee products pictured in the booklet’s middle (seen below) included spices, shortening, sauces, mayonnaise, canned coconut, tapioca—even birdseed! The company has switched owners a few times in the past 30 years, now basically existing as a spice brand.