20 January 2011

Purefoy Hotel


We did a post on the famous Purefoy Hotel Cookbook. I once read this from a book dealer: Frankly, I'm not quite sure how this book became one of the most sought-after cookbooks in America, but it is! So true.

People are often asking me if they can buy my copy. Some people collect the various editions and every time I mention it, I get e-mails from people.

Recently I got an e-mail from Alan Anderson. He told me his parents always stopped in at the Purefoy twice a year. He wrote:

"My mother's recipe book is very well used, dog eared would be an understatement. There is a menu she kept in the book."
He sent me a copy of his mother's old menu from the Purefoy that she had kept tucked in her copy of The Purefoy Hotel Cookbook.

There is no better reason to do a blog.

Thanks, Mr. Anderson

3 comments:

  1. This is fabulous. Thanks so much. I love your blog.

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  2. My grandmother, Gorda Dyson was a cook at the Purefoy Hotel. I used to go to work with her sometimes and help out in the kitchen when I was around 6 years old. What fun it was and what good food. I am now 60 years old and still can find no better food than the recipes she used.
    Sandra

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  3. So glad to hear from you! It may seem so funny to people, but that hotel was like a part of the family to so many people. It still evokes amazing passion to all who knew of it. And how lucky to have the "cook" in your family. I hope she taught you all her secrets.

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