Food of the Fifties with Ruth Chier Rosen

The Big Spread: An Encyclopedia of Hors D'oeuvres & Canapes

105 fabulous party recipes that will make any event a success!
• Mint Condition Vintage Cookbook / Has Never Been Used
• Published in 1953, third printing

• 144 pages

• 5 x 3 5/8 inches

• Plastic-coated recipe cards in a removable binding comb

Foreword from 1953: "Parties, small and intimate or large and formal, have one basic element in common: Food must appear. Whether the gathering is an outstanding success often depends upon what there is to eat and how it is presented. Every hostess at one time or another wonders: ‘What shall I serve?’ THE BIG SPREAD is designed to meet this ever present query.
If friends drop in unexpectedly, there are many suggestions for party-fare to be taken from your pantry or refrigerator shelf. If you are planning an elegant and elaborate entertainment, select your favorites from among the following pages. Above all, however simple the fare, use your most attractive linens and serving accessories. Remember that eye appeal means more taste appeal. The DECORATIVE EDIBLES lend a gay note to the simplest food.”
Cookbook Features:

• Entire section on Dips
• 6 Tabbed Sections with Indexes: • Bread Spreads • Decorative Edibles • Dips • Hot Hors D'oeuvres • Smorgasbord • Spear-its
• Black-and-White Photography

Recipes for Fish & Meat-eaters include: Chicken or Seafood Cornucopias, Liver Rye Roll, Anchovy & Egg, Liverwurst Broilers, Shrimp and Chicken Livers, Eggs Avocado, Crab Apple Eggs, Penguin Eggs, Chopped Liver Pineapple, Lobster Tray, Gefullte Fish Mold, Pineapple Shell with Sweet and Sour Pork, Shrimp Boat, Lobster & Crab Dip, Fish Tray, Deviled Shrimp, Franks in Blankets, Saucy Meat Balls, Clams & Cream Cheese, Hot Codfish Balls, Oysters Rockefeller, Fried Oysters, Fried Lobster, Grilled Cocktail Franks, Herring in Sour Cream, Baked Oysters, Lobster Mayonnaise, Limed Fish, Smoked Fish Platter, Ham Rolls, Bacon & Pickles, Fish Sticks.
Recipes for Vegetarians include: Roka Dip, Peppy Sauce, Horseradish Whip, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Hot Sauerkraut, Garlic Olives


Ruth Chier Rosen’s cookbooks are the go-to source for almost any recipe you desire—from the simplest cocktail to the most sophisticated soufflé. With decades of culinary experience packed into 30+ cookbooks under the Handy Aid Cookbooks Press, Ruth specializes in creating simple but delicious and dazzling dishes and drinks. Her books are great for the beginning cook or the seasoned chef.


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