The Complete Cooking for Entertaining by Jim Beard
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. 1954. The Bobbs-Merrill Company.
Illustrations by H. Rosenbaum.
This book is dedicated to the joy of eating -- to those who like to eat, to those who like to entertain. Contained within its covers are hundreds of mouth-watering recipes and menus to tempt you and your guests. This an an unusual cookbook in many ways. Instead of having to plan each meal yourself -- and then look up the individual dishes -- Jim Beard presents here several suggested menus of perfectly compatible foods for every possible entertaining situation, and then tells you hot to prepare each savory dish in the menu on the pages immediately following. There are also extras such as tips on successful entertaining, how to use wines, and a section on basic recipes.