The well-known actor and seasoned gourmet invites families to come together in the heart of every home -- the kitchen -- with another fabulous guide to cooking. Vincent Price and his wife, Mary, authors of the classic A Treasury of Great Recipes, turn their attention to four centuries of traditional American dishes in this charming cookbook. Starting with the chowder, stewed cod, and hasty pudding of early America, the collection ranges through scrapple, apple pandowdy, and other regional favorites of the nineteenth century to the recipes of modern America, from vichyssoise to corned beef cheeseburgers to cherries jubilee. An informative and atmospheric introduction precedes each historical section, followed by the straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes. In addition, the Prices present a complete section on wines that features the story of wine making as well as helpful information on how to shop for domestic or imported vintages and which to serve with various foods, plus advice on crafting homemade wine. Richly illustrated with photos of historic American kitchens and numerous whimsical images, this edition includes a new Foreword by Victoria Price, Mary and Vincent's daughter, as well as a new Introduction by Darra Goldstein, Founding Editor of the journal Gastronomica.
The distinguished American actor Vincent Price (1911-1993) was well known around the world for his distinctive voice and many prominent roles on both stage and screen. A lifelong passion for art led to a degree in art history from Yale and a highly regarded reputation as an art collector, consultant, and lecturer. Price's extensive travels provided ample opportunities to collect interesting and unusual recipes, which he tested in his home kitchen with his wife, Mary Grant Price (1917-2002), a noted costume designer and authority on Americana.