Cooking With Love And Paprika – A Treasury of Continental Cookery, by Joseph Pasternak, and published in 1966. This vintage cookbook is one of many which were sent to me from a Retro Cookbook fan. (Yes, I do accept donations of vintage cookbooks!)
It seems like Joe Pasternak probably has an interesting story. Born in Hungary, came to America a penniless immigrant, and then seven years later he became a successful motion picture director. On top of all that, this cookbook shows that he also had a talent for cooking and entertaining.
This cookbook is a hardcover, and filled with great looking recipes and helpful hints. Joe’s writing style is personal and humorous, which really makes you feel at home with his recipes.
The Bacon Pie (Dolder Zurich) starts off with a bit of history from Joe:
“I’m not going to get into an argument about where this particular dish originated. The Swiss claim it and so do the French, who call it Quiche Lorraine. In Hungary, we made it too, adding our own touch by using sour cream instead of milk. We called it Dolder Zurich. But no matter what you call it, it’s sensational!”
The recipes cover a wide range of styles, and no, not everything has paprika. You’ll find easy to make dishes, as well as some which are more involved. This is definitely a serious cookbook, and not kitschy like many of the booklet types that I have in my collection. This is one vintage cookbook that I will be cooking from!
A big thanks to Connie for this cookbook, and all of the other ones she sent. I can’t wait to read through the stack, and post more reviews and recipes!