50th Anniversary of Vincent Price Cookbook The First Celebrity Cookbook


50th Anniversary of Vincent Price Cookbook The First Celebrity CookbookMineola, New York, 9/2015 — Dover Publications, Inc. (www.doverpublications.com) announces the release of one of the most legendary cookbooks of all time, A Treasury of Great Recipes, 50th Anniversary Edition: Famous Specialties of the World’s Foremost Restaurants Adapted for the American Kitchen by Mary and Vincent Price.

While best known for appearing in such horror films as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Last Man on Earth, the late actor Vincent Price was also a world-class gourmet. He and his wife, costume designer Mary Grant Price, traveled the globe, enjoying mouthwatering meals at both fine restaurants and quiet little bistros — many of which they would re-create in their own well-appointed Hollywood kitchen. In 1965, the Prices gathered their favorite recipes in what was perhaps the first celebrity cookbook, the highly acclaimed Treasury of Great Recipes. Now, this landmark work, named the eighth most popular out-of-print book of any kind by Booklist, has been given gorgeous new life as a deluxe 50th anniversary Calla Edition hardcover.

Filled with witty commentaries, rich color photos, reproductions of period menus, an Introduction by Cleveland Amory, and atmospheric drawings by Fritz Kredel, this monumental, 512-page classic is easily one of the most beautiful books of its kind. The simplified, unpretentious recipes are easily within the grasp of even beginner cooks and are drawn from a glittering array of five-star establishments: Lasserre (Paris), Tre Scalini (Rome), The Ivy (London), Sobrino de Botín (Madrid), Rivoli (Mexico City), The Four Seasons (New York), and dozens more. Meals range from haute cuisine such as Truite Farcie Fernand Point and Poularde Pavillon to much more common fare such as buckwheat griddle cakes and New England clam chowder.

This new Calla Edition also includes a variety of new material. In his Foreword, Wolfgang Puck, the famed celebrity chef and good friend of the authors, writes, “This is an enthralling travelogue for anyone who loves the pleasures of the table, and the food is just as mouthwatering today as it was back then. I’m so thrilled that this new edition makes Vincent Price’s incomparable personality and down-to-earth connoisseurship available to another generation of food lovers everywhere.”

There is also an intimate Retrospective Preface by the couple’s daughter, Victoria Price. Ms. Price will be promoting the book all over the globe until the end of the year, including events in Austin, Kansas City, New York City, London, Dublin, Toronto, and other major cities. For complete details about the tour, visit www.vincentprice.com.

An instant collector’s item, Mary and Vincent Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes, 50th Anniversary Edition: Famous Specialties of the World’s Foremost Restaurants Adapted for the American Kitchen is not only an essential addition to the libraries of cooks and lovers of fine food, it will be embraced by the lifelong fans of one of the most admired and iconic actors of all time.

Rave Reviews for A Treasury of Great Recipes:
Treasury was the first cookbook I ever read cover to cover and the only one (in what’s become a collection of many hundreds) that I’ve cooked from continually for almost fifty years.” — Zanne Early Stewart, former Executive Food Editor, Gourmet Magazine

“Cooking is a performance art! After tantalizing your appetite with delightful tales and recipes of culinary travel, you’ll want to explore [the Prices’] sophisticated-yet-charming tastes and travels in your own kitchen.” — Susan Ungaro, President, The James Beard Foundation

“It’s a perfect tasty time machine, so how thrilled are we that this hard-to-find gem has new life in a 50th anniversary edition.” — Evan Kleiman, chef, cookbook author, and host of KCRW’s Good Food

A Treasury of Great Recipes is a culinary travel log that’s as beautiful, joyful, and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.” — Mitchell Anderson, chef/owner of MetroFresh, Atlanta

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