The Art of Dutch Cooking by Countess Corry van Limburg Stirum circa 1961
I have tried in this book not only to give you Dutch recipes but also to bring you some of the atmosphere of my country, where many ancient customs have survived and live on in the family circle. Countess van Limburg Stirum
The van Limburg Stirum family of Dutch heritage and history goes back all the way to the 12th century. It's uncertain where Corry - Countess van Limburg Stirum - fits into the family tree and with whom, but we do know that she was widowed in the mid-20th century and living with her three children on a houseboat, when her culinary career took flight. There on the boat, she took up cooking, which nurtured her interest in traditional Dutch heritage foods and eventually formed the basis of this cookbook, The Art of Dutch Cooking, published in 1961.
Highlighting authentic home-cooked Dutch meals and recipes, all of which revolve around the seasons of the year and the availability of ingredients in their freshest state, Corry shares all the traditional foods that would appear on any typical table in Holland. With the exception of one difference. All these recipes were adapted for American kitchens, utilizing ingredients that were readily available in American grocery stores or markets.
To showcase the country's culinary heritage, Corry also dives into the food customs of Holland and what makes this area of the world so special when it comes to its unique food landscape which has been inspired by European, Indonesian, and Chinese cuisine. Beautifully illustrated with a watercolor painting on the dust jacket and black and white line drawings throughout each chapter, Corry was a talented artist in addition to being a talented cook.
Interesting recipes include Galantine of Chicken, Fish Cakes, Omelette with Ragout of Shrimps, Eel Soup, Stewed Hare, Chervil Soup, Hazepepper, Potato Rissoles, Milk Rice, Rum Pudding, Pancakes, Slemp, Hoppel-Poppel, Hard-Fondant, Dutch Doughnuts, Sambal Oelek, Lamb Chops with Red Current Jelly, and Asparagus Au Gratin.
- Unstated First Edition published in 1961
- 192 pages
- Illustrated throughout with Corry's own drawings
- Includes original dust jacket
In lovely vintage condition. There is some light foxing on the front and back endpapers. The interior pages are clean and bright and free of notations except for a small date mark - June 10 1971- written in pen on the front endpaper. The dust jacket contains a few small rips along the tip and bottom edge and some light tanning due to age. Please see photos.
Measures 8.25" inches (length) x 5.75" inches (width) x .5" inches (thickness) and weighs 12 oz.