The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook - 1981 Edition
In 1937, the most amazing period of my life started purely by chance.... Margaret Rudkin
The beginnings of the Pepperidge Farm brand go all the way back to the 1930s to the kitchen of one woman, Margaret Rudkin (1897-1967), and her quest to create a healthy bread for her son who suffered from allergies. Fast forward 85 years later and Pepperidge Farm is an iconic food brand known around the world.
Named after her family's country farm located in Connecticut, the early years of Margaret's endeavors were wrapped up in bakery products - breads, cakes and European-style cookies to be specific. As is the case with all good foods, once Margaret's baked specialties started circulating in her community, word spread and the Pepperidge Farm bakery took off.
In the early 1960s, Pepperidge Farm was purchased by The Campbell Soup Company and the product line was extended to include an array of foods including gift baskets with summer sausage and cheese, Goldfish crackers, and a host of other prepackaged items that became beloved favorites in midcentury kitchens the world over. A few years after Margaret sold her company, she wrote a cookbook - this one, The Margeret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook which tells the enchanting story of her family, their country estate, the recipes that inspired her business and her love of cooking and preparing a hospitable, health conscious and interesting table.
Beautifully enhanced with drawings by prolific children's book illustrator, Erik Blegvad, The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook was the first cookbook to ever make the New York Times Bestseller list, and in keeping with Margaret's original desire to make good food for her family, Margaret's recipes became favorites for readers too.
Cooks will love this book for its homey stories, behind-the-scenes history of iconic Pepperidge Farm specialties, her inclusion of antique recipes and more modern interpretations of them, and Margaret's joyful voice that resonates throughout every page.
Interesting recipes include Creamy Cheese Dip, Souper-Dooper Bread, Cinnamon Apple Loaf, Rhubarb Scallop, ShrimpsPiraeus, Cheddar Cheese Pie, Pink Soup, Raspberry Flummery, White Baked Beans, Bread Sauce and Baked Bacon (but so many more too!).
- 1981 printing of original 1963 publication
- 440 pages
- Illustrated throughout by Erik Blegvad
In marvelous vintage condition. Very clean inside and out. There are no markings or motations. Spine is tight and all pages are bright, clean, and intact.
Measures 9.5"inches (length) x 7.5"inches (width) x 1.25" inches (thickness)