• July 2016
    There’s too much STUFF in here and not enough space for books!! Come on in for 10% off all kinds of dishery, crockery, pottery, glassery, tinnery – you get the idea!

    • Cold drink, anyone?
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    June 2016
    Superb cookbook opportunity! One of my customers is moving out of the country on fairly short notice. She has amassed an excellent collection of cookbooks, mostly from the last 20 years. As you can see, they are almost all in new condition, some still in shrink wrap. The books are on the Upper West Side, and if the buyer could pick them up that would be ideal. I would buy them if I could, but I can’t. If the books interest you and you would like to make a (reasonable) offer, please contact me by phone or email.
    Update: Well, I did end up with this excellent collection after all, and the books are now in my shop and available individually. Please call or email me for a price list or to order/reserve books.

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  • May 2016
    Kind friends drove me upstate to pick up a carload (I still don’t know how it all fit) of wonderful books from the estate of a women who was (her children told me) an incredible cook and hostess. I started unpacking the books tonight, but still have nine boxes to go. There’s some kitchenware, too. If you see something you’d like to have, please CALL ME or send me an email or, best of all, come in. Come see what’s new!

    • The book at the bottom of the stack is Czechoslovakian. The little books on top are four different menu translators-French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
    • There are a few books on flower cookery and plant foraging.
    • The Spanish American Cook Book is from the American Women’s Club of Madrid.
    • Sometimes I just can’t resist a garden book or two. And there’s never been anything else quite like “In and Out of the Garden,” with its gem-like illustrations.
    • Another flower book slipped into this stack. I met Anne Ophelia Dowden, its illustrator, about 40 years ago, and have always loved her work.
    • “The House at Hyde Park,” by the way, contains the text of Sara Delano Roosevelt’s household book (mostly recipes) from the late nineteenth century.
    • This bilingual cookbook was published in 1949 to benefit el Hospital Anglo-Americano de Madrid. The Gourmet books are restaurant guides from the early 1970s.
    • Joseph Wechsberg, who wrote “Blue Trout and Black Truffles” as well as the lesser-known “Looking for a Bluebird,” was a master of the memoir. He also wrote “Dining at the Pavillon,” a profile of New York City’s most renowned French restaurant (once upon a time).
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