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Stella's Cook Book

£30.00

Product description

British Women's Association ca 1950, Karachi, Pakistan, 1950. Softcover. Book Condition: Fair - Some marking to cover front and back and damage to spine (see photo). Pages are lightly tanned and there is a small tear to front end paper - binding is good. Some writing in pencil on inside back cover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. No edition noted. The book by and for the British Women's Association members exiled in Karachi. The book is not dated, but comes after the creation of Pakistan yet while British colonialism remains. From the introduction: "It seems to be an obsession in Karachi kitchens to cook the food as quickly as possible. The hotter the fire, the better. The word 'simmer' does not exist in your cook's vocabulary nor apparently has he ever heard of 'frying slowly'. If you cannot instill this knowledge into him with a rolling pin or some other form of 'persuader', he will effectively ruin for you, many of the dishes given in this book." Wraps with a decorative color printed in red, An appreciation by Lady Symon, Lyn Irwin writing on "Crimes of Karachi Cooks", humorous illustrations by Joan Jessup, and many recipes by Stella. Printer: Pakistan Herald Press (Job Section) Karachi. Uncommon, with no institutiona l holdings found in OCLC or in the British LIbrary.; 5.5 x 8.5"; 183 pp;

Item details

Author(s):
Stella Irwin
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
14.2cm by 21.8cm by 1cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
183
Publisher:
British Women's Association
Title:
Stella's Cook Book

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British Women's Association ca 1950, Karachi, Pakistan, 1950. Softcover. Book Condition: Fair - Some marking to cover front and back and damage to spine (see photo). Pages are lightly tanned and there is a small tear to front end paper - binding is good. Some writing in pencil on inside back cover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. No edition noted. The book by and for the British Women's Association members exiled in Karachi. The book is not dated, but comes after the creation of Pakistan yet while British colonialism remains. From the introduction: "It seems to be an obsession in Karachi kitchens to cook the food as quickly as possible. The hotter the fire, the better. The word 'simmer' does not exist in your cook's vocabulary nor apparently has he ever heard of 'frying slowly'. If you cannot instill this knowledge into him with a rolling pin or some other form of 'persuader', he will effectively ruin for you, many of the dishes given in this book." Wraps with a decorative color printed in red, An appreciation by Lady Symon, Lyn Irwin writing on "Crimes of Karachi Cooks", humorous illustrations by Joan Jessup, and many recipes by Stella. Printer: Pakistan Herald Press (Job Section) Karachi. Uncommon, with no institutiona l holdings found in OCLC or in the British LIbrary.; 5.5 x 8.5"; 183 pp;

Author(s):
Stella Irwin
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
14.2cm by 21.8cm by 1cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
183
Publisher:
British Women's Association
Title:
Stella's Cook Book

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