Lot 506 of 766:
2 early Los Angeles Times Cook Books, California and Mexican recipes  

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Los Angeles Times Cook Books No. 2 and 3


Los Angeles

Times-Mirror Co.


  • Los Angeles Times Cook Book No. 2 / One Thousand toothsome Cooking and Other Recipes including Seventy-Nine Old-Time California, Spanish and Mexican Dishes / Recipes of Famous Pioneer Spanish Settlers / 957 cooking and other recipes by California women /  “Brought out by the 1905 series of Prize Recipe Contests in the Los Angeles Times” undated, 1905-1908) Original printed boards or cloth. 6 x 8.5”, 106pp.
  • Los Angeles Times Cook Book, Number Three…contributed by noted chefs and housewives of the Southwest to the Times’ Prize Cooking Contest... Boards. 5.5 x 8.25”. 240pp. with “more than 2000 tested recipes” (undated, variously listed in WorldCat as 1908 and 1911) A poor, fragile, disbound copy, but possibly with complete text.

While the printing history of various early issues of the Los Angeles Times Cook Book is confusing (WorldCat lists No.2 as appearing in 1908), an Arizona newspaper of August 1905 refers explicitly to No. 2 having just been issued after “two editions” had “already been exhausted”.

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