More or Less

May 13, 2016

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This is one of my favorite cookbooks; I’ve had it since 1969 when the Hammermill Paper Company sent it out as a Christmas present to publishing customers like my father.  It is, I think, fairly rare; I can only locate a couple other copies.

The two volumes – each exactly the same number of pages – were meant to show how different a book would be depending on the paper selected. The More Cookbook is almost twice as hefty as the Less Cookbook.

Beautifully designed, with great illustrations by David Levine….

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it’s written in a wry tone

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and contains remarkably sophisticated recipes.

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Tomorrow, a few gems from the Less Cookbook…

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  • Patti Lynch says:

    Wow, these are so cool to look at! Thank you for sharing them. I look forward to seeing the less version. What hidden gems….

  • Joy Kramer says:

    What a neat set of books and cookbooks to boot. Have to admit I am not rushing out to get any eels. What a clever concept. I’ll bet you’re glad you hung onto them.


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