Yes, finally a new vintage cookbook has been added! Sorry, things have been busy as gardening season arrives. Anyhow… Dagmar Freuchen’s Cookbook of the Seven Seas is one of those classy hard cover cookbooks, with over 240 pages of recipes. It was published in 1968 by M. Evans and Company.
The name of this cookbook might lead you to think that it might focus solely on seafood recipes, but it covers all types of recipes. You’ll find everything from vegetable recipes, meat & poultry recipes, and there are a lot of tasty looking fish & seafood recipes in here.
The book is broken up into seven sections (seven seas, you know):
- The North and Baltic Seas
- The Mediterranean Sea
- The Red and Arabian Seas
- The Seas of China and Japan
- The South Seas
- The Caribbean Sea
- The Sea Around Us
Looking for a Fried Eel recipe? How about Pickled Duck? Poached Shad and Melted Bones? You can find those and many other recipes in this cookbook. A few favorites that I intend on trying are: Shrimp Sate, Carbonada, Clam Chowder, Shrimp Gumbo, African Fish and Greens.. and Sicilian Peach Sherbet, once peach season hits here in Colorado!
I definitely recommend picking up this cookbook if you find a copy. There are a lot of good looking recipes from around the world, and the pages are sprinkled with fun illustrations. The illustration style isn’t as good as some vintage cookbooks have, but they are still fun illustrations.