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In perhaps the first celebrity cookbook, famed actor Vincent Leonard Price Jr, and his wife, Mary, present mouthwatering recipes from around the world in simplified, unpretentious forms that anyone can make and enjoy. Selected from London's The Ivy, Madrid's Palace Hotel, New York's Sardi's, and other legendary establishments, the recipes are accompanied by witty commentar In perhaps the first celebrity cookbook, famed actor Vincent Leonard Price Jr, and his wife, Mary, present mouthwatering recipes from around the world in simplified, unpretentious forms that anyone can make and enjoy. Selected from London's The Ivy, Madrid's Palace Hotel, New York's Sardi's, and other legendary establishments, the recipes are accompanied by witty commentaries, while colour photos and atmospheric drawings by Fritz Kredel make this one of the most beautiful books of its kind.


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In perhaps the first celebrity cookbook, famed actor Vincent Leonard Price Jr, and his wife, Mary, present mouthwatering recipes from around the world in simplified, unpretentious forms that anyone can make and enjoy. Selected from London's The Ivy, Madrid's Palace Hotel, New York's Sardi's, and other legendary establishments, the recipes are accompanied by witty commentar In perhaps the first celebrity cookbook, famed actor Vincent Leonard Price Jr, and his wife, Mary, present mouthwatering recipes from around the world in simplified, unpretentious forms that anyone can make and enjoy. Selected from London's The Ivy, Madrid's Palace Hotel, New York's Sardi's, and other legendary establishments, the recipes are accompanied by witty commentaries, while colour photos and atmospheric drawings by Fritz Kredel make this one of the most beautiful books of its kind.

30 review for A (Limited Edition) Treasury of Great Recipes, 50th Anniversary Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    ✨Bean's Books✨

    Absolutely amazing and beautiful book. I recommend this book not only to those of us who like to cook but also for those who like to have a true piece of history in the house. Check out my full review in video here: https://youtu.be/Tc6urGyxp68 Absolutely amazing and beautiful book. I recommend this book not only to those of us who like to cook but also for those who like to have a true piece of history in the house. Check out my full review in video here: https://youtu.be/Tc6urGyxp68

  2. 5 out of 5

    Martin Gibbs

    Vincent Price has always been "The Man" to me, ever since I discovered his old radio show The Saint as a kid. Since then I've gone out of my way to find old movies by him, and listen to shows like The Price of Fear, and The Saint. And the original House on Haunted Hill is better by far than any new variations. Anyway... While browsing an antique store in my home town, I found this cool-looking cookbook and thought "that can't be the same Vincent Price", but it sure was. I never dropped $4 so fast Vincent Price has always been "The Man" to me, ever since I discovered his old radio show The Saint as a kid. Since then I've gone out of my way to find old movies by him, and listen to shows like The Price of Fear, and The Saint. And the original House on Haunted Hill is better by far than any new variations. Anyway... While browsing an antique store in my home town, I found this cool-looking cookbook and thought "that can't be the same Vincent Price", but it sure was. I never dropped $4 so fast. The book is a wonderful collection of anecdotes and recipes from great restaurants around the world. Price was an avid traveler and even a great chef himself (he actually did an Italian cooking show on the radio). These yellow pages and their stories and pictures will take you back to storied times and cherished memories. You can almost smell the oak paneling, the aroma of garlic and sizzling steaks, and hear the hushed voices of the ancient waiters. With pictures of the menus and of the establishments, Mary and Vincent take you with them on their travels. And the recipes? Well, I've tried a couple, my favorite being the cheesecake (which I tweaked a little, sorry V), and they are wonderful. Mind you, this is not cutting-edge, nouveau stuff-this is rustic, hearty, old-word, and absolutely wonderful. Many of us have comfort foods, this is my comfort cookbook. Price will always be The Man.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    I first saw this seventeen years ago when I worked at a used bookstore. I regretted not buying it and the Salvador Dali cookbook when I had the chance. Time passed. I was in a thrift store, looking at things. Broken toys, fondue set, Mitch Miller albums, all the usual things. Along with an oriental print, a baking cookbook from the 1920's that you hang on the wall like a calendar (!?), the Mary and Vincent Price cookbook was in a display case at the front of the store. Sadly, when you die, all y I first saw this seventeen years ago when I worked at a used bookstore. I regretted not buying it and the Salvador Dali cookbook when I had the chance. Time passed. I was in a thrift store, looking at things. Broken toys, fondue set, Mitch Miller albums, all the usual things. Along with an oriental print, a baking cookbook from the 1920's that you hang on the wall like a calendar (!?), the Mary and Vincent Price cookbook was in a display case at the front of the store. Sadly, when you die, all your stuff goes to the curb or someone takes it to the thrift store. I bought all three items (there was also a cookbook from World War II from the same collection that didn't go home with me.) It seemed sad and weird that no one from the deceased's family wanted it. Like finding old family photo albums at the flea market. The Prices were gourmands and world travelers. This book is a collection of their favorite recipes from restaurants they have dined at all over the world. The recipes will impress your guests -even more so if you leave the book out for them to leaf through. Pictures of the Prices at various restaurants and in their kitchen (worthy of Julia Childs) interspersed with reproductions of the menus of the restaurants featured punctuate the sections of the book. The menu reproductions are fun to look at -especially if you're a graphic artist looking to reproduce a certain look from the Mad Men-era. I recommend finding a really beat up copy of this, if you want to actually cook from it. Otherwise, it's an out of print collector's item. If you find too nice a copy, you can't really crack open the book or you'll be too worried about getting white wine on it as you try your hand at Volaille Pyramide or one of a thousand other recipes. It's hard not to hear the voice of Vincent Price as you read this. You may as well put on The Masque of the Red Death or The Abominable Dr. Phibes. You know you want to...

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jennie Rigg

    Don't read this book if you're on any sort of healthy eating plan. If you aren't, though, it's an amazing trip into gourmet food history. Don't read this book if you're on any sort of healthy eating plan. If you aren't, though, it's an amazing trip into gourmet food history.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Creolecat

    I've been wanting this for years. This is a 1965 hardback edition found in excellent condition at a used bookshop. I've been wanting this for years. This is a 1965 hardback edition found in excellent condition at a used bookshop.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Peter

    Vincent Price as always been one of the three best horror actors for me, the others being Lee and Cushing of course. Imagine the surprise of knowing he was an expert gourmet cook and a lover of fine art! This wonderful book as had all the pages copied, it's a first edition and there is noooo way that anyone would want to cover this stunning book in cooking goop. THE BEST RECIPE: custard rice. Why? Mum used to make this when I was young and now I have in these grubby hands the original recipe she us Vincent Price as always been one of the three best horror actors for me, the others being Lee and Cushing of course. Imagine the surprise of knowing he was an expert gourmet cook and a lover of fine art! This wonderful book as had all the pages copied, it's a first edition and there is noooo way that anyone would want to cover this stunning book in cooking goop. THE BEST RECIPE: custard rice. Why? Mum used to make this when I was young and now I have in these grubby hands the original recipe she used, at last. Now it's time to over indulge in the best dessert ever. Thankyou Mr Price for the best food ever

  7. 4 out of 5

    Coleen

    I picked up the 50 th Anniversary Edition through my local library. Never knew it existed. Unless I saw it in my friend's mother's kitchens when I was growing up in the 60's and 70's. I've read through all the introductions and the commentaries on the restaurants. Love the richness and nostalgia of the menus and pictures. I even looked up to see if the Super Chief train was still running (great breakfasts!)...sadly it is not. Several of the restaurants are still going strong. I'd love to visit t I picked up the 50 th Anniversary Edition through my local library. Never knew it existed. Unless I saw it in my friend's mother's kitchens when I was growing up in the 60's and 70's. I've read through all the introductions and the commentaries on the restaurants. Love the richness and nostalgia of the menus and pictures. I even looked up to see if the Super Chief train was still running (great breakfasts!)...sadly it is not. Several of the restaurants are still going strong. I'd love to visit them in my future travels. I bought packets of yeast tonight at my local Kroger- plan on baking the house bread on Monday when the snow blows.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Modbon

    I have the 1974 edition of this book that originally came out in 1965. It's kind of a hoot, in that it features a lot of old menus from restaurants that are now long gone (including the prices for each dish). This book came out when all "gourmet" food was French, so most of the recipes are French as well, but there are some other regions covered. Vincent Price was a polymath of sorts...a gourmet, an art collector, an actor, bon vivant ;) Just reading through this book makes you want to go back i I have the 1974 edition of this book that originally came out in 1965. It's kind of a hoot, in that it features a lot of old menus from restaurants that are now long gone (including the prices for each dish). This book came out when all "gourmet" food was French, so most of the recipes are French as well, but there are some other regions covered. Vincent Price was a polymath of sorts...a gourmet, an art collector, an actor, bon vivant ;) Just reading through this book makes you want to go back in time and overindulge.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    I have a beautiful edition of this book. It's cushioned hard covered, the pages are guilded gold and it has a satin book mark attached to it. It was my mother's. This is more than a cookbook. It has picture of Vincent and his wife and his friends throughout. He includes copies of the restaurant menus he features, their recipes and personal stories. A very enjoyable read. I have a beautiful edition of this book. It's cushioned hard covered, the pages are guilded gold and it has a satin book mark attached to it. It was my mother's. This is more than a cookbook. It has picture of Vincent and his wife and his friends throughout. He includes copies of the restaurant menus he features, their recipes and personal stories. A very enjoyable read.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    Perhaps a little underseasoned for the modern palate, but we had a dinner party made up completely of dishes from this cookbook and it was generally declared a success. Some updating of ingredients may be needed.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Great stories of places the Prices visited and restaurants they loved. Lots of great recipes.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bev

    A Treasury of Great Recipes (1965) by Mary and Vincent Price is a treasure itself on so many levels. First, of all, I love Vincent Price and reading through this glorious recipe book was lovely experience. Mary was responsible for the look of the cookbook--the cover, the photos, the arrangements of the food in the photos and Vincent wrote the introductory pieces for each section and the reminiscences which precede each recipe. I could absolutely hear his voice reading those introductions to me. A Treasury of Great Recipes (1965) by Mary and Vincent Price is a treasure itself on so many levels. First, of all, I love Vincent Price and reading through this glorious recipe book was lovely experience. Mary was responsible for the look of the cookbook--the cover, the photos, the arrangements of the food in the photos and Vincent wrote the introductory pieces for each section and the reminiscences which precede each recipe. I could absolutely hear his voice reading those introductions to me. Vincent Price so very obviously enjoyed life and food and travel were two of his favorite parts of life. His joy in traveling the world--sampling the local food, discovering new restaurants, wheedling treasured recipes out of the chefs--that joy spills over into all the memories and tidbits that he shared with us in this cookbook. It is also a delight to look at all the menus from a by-gone era when fresh lobster could be had fro $4.50 and desserts would run less than a dollar. Unfortunately, most of the restaurants featured in the book are gone. Some having disappeared only within the last 10-15 years or so. But it is still fun to look at the pictures from some of the best eateries of the 1960s and to know that Vincent and Mary have preserved a number of the best recipes for us. One thing that I found amusing was the fact that Wolfgang Puck (who writes an introduction for this--the 50th anniversary edition) made a great deal of the fact that Vincent Price--movie star that he was--was just a Midwestern boy at heart. Having grown up in St. Louis, he was a down-to-earth kind of guy and ALL (emphasis mine) of these recipes were intended as helps for the average housewife. Well--either I'm not an average housewife or "average" means something quite different to Wolfgang than it does to me--because I have never served baby octopus at my house and, quite frankly, can't ever imagine myself doing so. There are several recipes that call for ingredients that this average housewife does not keep stocked in her pantry.... But. That doesn't mean that I might not get adventurous and try some of the more out-of-the-way selections (NOT baby octopus, though). In fact, I'm quite determined that a copy of this book needs to find its way into my house on a permanent basis (this one was from the library). The desserts especially look fantastic and there are several chicken recipes that I'm anxious to try. This is definitely a book for those who love cooking and who enjoy peeking into the kitchens of a different time and place....oh, and it's a definite must-read for those who love Vincent Price. First posted on my blog My Reader's Block.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    What Vincent Price fan wouldn’t love this? What gourmet cook wouldn’t love this? I borrowed this book from a cousin, who was a chef, when I was in my teens (after discovering Price’s film classics), and I was soooo reluctant to give it back! Even as a small child, I would pour over my grandmother’s cookbooks for hours, so it’s not surprising that I am so passionate about cooking today. When I recently found this at an antique store (and for a very reasonable price, I might add), I was ecstatic! What Vincent Price fan wouldn’t love this? What gourmet cook wouldn’t love this? I borrowed this book from a cousin, who was a chef, when I was in my teens (after discovering Price’s film classics), and I was soooo reluctant to give it back! Even as a small child, I would pour over my grandmother’s cookbooks for hours, so it’s not surprising that I am so passionate about cooking today. When I recently found this at an antique store (and for a very reasonable price, I might add), I was ecstatic! The time and effort required to create these culinary masterpieces is well worth it. As my mother once said, “Life, like cooking, is a fine art: dare to create, and savor the memories!”

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gladys Jurado

    I actually owned this book and when I moved to California in 1990, the moving company went bankrupt and I lost all of my possessions including this book. One of my favorite recipes was Shrimps Stuffed with Mustard Fruit. Had this dish the first time as an appetizer at the Four Seasons Restaurant. The waiter suggested that I try it and I fell in love with it! In browsing thru this book I found the recipe and was so thrilled to find it that I purchased cookbook at that time. I am so happy to find I actually owned this book and when I moved to California in 1990, the moving company went bankrupt and I lost all of my possessions including this book. One of my favorite recipes was Shrimps Stuffed with Mustard Fruit. Had this dish the first time as an appetizer at the Four Seasons Restaurant. The waiter suggested that I try it and I fell in love with it! In browsing thru this book I found the recipe and was so thrilled to find it that I purchased cookbook at that time. I am so happy to find the book here and able to read it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kym

    This is quite the tome of old-school, sauce-laden restaurant recipes enjoyed around the world by the Prices. There are very few vegetables to be found. Still, there are some recipes worth trying and it is an interesting historical food perspective and a glimpse into some of those famous restaurants where we can no longer go.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Brian Cohen

    Decided to flip through one of my favorite Christmas gifts again, if you love food, food history, fine dining, restaurants, cooking, or just Vincent Price you’ll love this book. The pictures of antiquated dishes and menu reprints are awesome.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    I was lucky enough to obtain a copy, it was gifted to me by a family member. You can definitely hear his voice as you read through the pages. Mine is in excellent condition as it has only had two owners to treasure it. The recipes are exceptional, the stories are just as golden.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Regina

    Original pressing this was a wedding gift to my parents.

  19. 5 out of 5

    James

    I bought this book for my librarian wife's birthday last year. We love to cook together and for each other, and maintain a blog of our cookbook exploits. When I learned of this volume -- written by someone with whom she shares a birthday -- I decided it would be perfect for our Nueva Receta blog (http://nuevareceta.blogspot.com/). Price dined at many of the world's finest restaurants during the peak of the "jet set" age, and was invited into the kitchens. These recipes are ambitious -- rather cry I bought this book for my librarian wife's birthday last year. We love to cook together and for each other, and maintain a blog of our cookbook exploits. When I learned of this volume -- written by someone with whom she shares a birthday -- I decided it would be perfect for our Nueva Receta blog (http://nuevareceta.blogspot.com/). Price dined at many of the world's finest restaurants during the peak of the "jet set" age, and was invited into the kitchens. These recipes are ambitious -- rather cryptic notes by some of the world's most accomplished chefs. So each recipe should be read with care, and any notations about prep times should be disregarded. But we've made some lovely dishes from this volume, and consult it first for birthday celebrations!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Hilary

    Vincent Price, the voice that haunted every scary story and movie of my childhood, was a gourmand. This (very-hard-to-find) collection of recipes was culled from the chefs at his favorite classy restaurants. Included are anecdotes about the restaurants, the foods, his friends...a kitschy glimpse into the past. Even if you never try one of the recipes, this is still an interesting read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Karalalala

    This book is ADORABLE. You can hear Vincent Prices voice when you read it. It's full of very old, historical American recipes, and little doodles. The copy I have is called "Come Into My Kitchen.." and has a cute picture of Vincent price in an apron on the cover. One of our most beloved cookbooks. This book is ADORABLE. You can hear Vincent Prices voice when you read it. It's full of very old, historical American recipes, and little doodles. The copy I have is called "Come Into My Kitchen.." and has a cute picture of Vincent price in an apron on the cover. One of our most beloved cookbooks.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Karlyne Landrum

    Oh, do I love this book! Whenever I want a trip to nostalgia-land, I pull it out and read it through. It's a gorgeously bound volume with color photos and menus from all of the Price's favorite restaurants through-out the world. And the recipes work, too! Oh, do I love this book! Whenever I want a trip to nostalgia-land, I pull it out and read it through. It's a gorgeously bound volume with color photos and menus from all of the Price's favorite restaurants through-out the world. And the recipes work, too!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cws

    641.5 Pri

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lynda

    This was my first "gourmet" recipe book. I bought it many years ago and tried most of the recipes in the book. A lot of the recipes were labor intentive, but every recipe I tried was very good. This was my first "gourmet" recipe book. I bought it many years ago and tried most of the recipes in the book. A lot of the recipes were labor intentive, but every recipe I tried was very good.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Erryn

    This book contains a fantastic collection of recipes from all over the world.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Meagan

    AMAZING! Who knew the fabulous Mr. Price was such a foodie!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dan Shaurette

    How could you NOT love this book? What a great collection of recipes from restaurants all over the world collected by none other than Vincent Price!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Wardo

    Very nice bound book. I'v cooked several great meals out of it. Very nice bound book. I'v cooked several great meals out of it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Patty

    This book was a gift from a dear friend, and I loved it! It combined my love for vintage cookbooks, cooking, and Vincent Price. I will actually try some recipes from this cookbook.

  30. 5 out of 5

    M

    Marvelous...from the 60's a time that still practiced class.. Marvelous...from the 60's a time that still practiced class..

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