Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition

Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition

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Visitors to Greece rarely come away unmoved. Many feel a special kinship with the country and her people which will endure for years after the visit. (from the Introduction)

{HISTORY}

This 1969 Greek Cookbook was written by Betty Wason (1912-2001) - an American war correspondent and broadcast journalist during the 1930's and 1940's who fell victim to gender discrimination while working at CBS Radio. Throughout her journalism career, she traveled around the world, soaking up the cuisines and cultures of all the places she visited which bloomed into a sideline career of cookbook writing. Publishing over 15 cookbooks throughout her life, Betty was most prolific during the 1960's where in addition to Greek cookery she also tackled traditional German, Chinese and Spanish cuisine. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES} 

- Contains over 200 authentic Greek recipes

- Each chapter is introduced with a bit of Greek history as it pertains to the subject matter. 

- Illustrated throughout by Giulio Maestro

-- Each recipe is titled with the traditional Greek name of the dish as well as the American translation 

- A sampling of recipes includes Pheasant with Grapes, Meatballs with Mint, Stuffed Mussels, Cheese Pastry, Halvah, Christmas Cakes, Lamb Stew with Wine, Shrimp Pilaf, Stuffed Squid, Bean Soup and Homemade Yogurt.

- First Edition

{CONDITION}

This is definitely one of the storied cookbooks that we love. As a former library book, it bears all the appropriate library stamps, pockets, tape marks and reference number information you'd expect to find. It also bears the handiwork of a previous cook who marked many of the recipes with notations. Many are simple check marks which we assume are recipes that this cook liked in particular. This previous owner also showed a special affinity for Brunette and Blonde Cake and/or Honey Pie which is the set of pages (from the desserts and sweets section) that bears a splattering of aged cooking stains. Having said all that the pages are intact, the spine is tight and the dust jacket is original. Please see photos for condition.

{SIZE} 

Measures 5.25" (width) inches x 8.5" inches (length)  x 1" inch (depth)

{WHY IT IS FABULOUS}

There are only a handful of editions of Betty's Greek cookbook available on the market today which makes it a rare gem in the world of international recipe collecting. 

-- Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook. Published by The MacMillan Company. 1969. First Printing. 216 pages.

Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition
Betty Wason's Greek Cookbook - Vintage 1960s Greek Cookbook First Edition