Title: High Living: Recipes from Southern Climes
Compiler: L. L. McLaren
Preface Author: Edward H. Hamilton
Illustrator: W. S. Wright
Publisher: Paul Elder & Company, San Francisco, California
Format: Hardback with embossed linen cover.
Provenance: “Cook book” and “Mrs Fred Woerner” written in ink on first page.
Classification: Soups; Shell Fish; Fish; Fish Sauces; Eggs Entrées; Chicken; Macaroni, Rice, Etc.; Vegetables; Salads; Desserts; Candies; Breads; Cakes; Punches.
From the Preface: “The dictum went out that the sheep were to be parted from the goats; and the goats were sent to Telegraph Hill. There were many shepherds for the sheep. They were led into the green pastures beside the still waters. At night their folds were watched and tended.”
Random Passage: “BIG HOMINY — Soak two cupfuls of big hominy overnight. In the morning put in a porcelain-lined saucepan with two quarts of cold water, two tablespoonfuls of salt, and boil until tender (three or four hours), stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Add a large tablespoonful of good butter, and keep hot until ready to serve.” (from Entrées)
Notes: An older cookbook published for the benefit of the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association in San Francisco, California. What makes this one so special are the cute illustrations of goats in various activities. I am included all of them below.