Title: Robertson's Fruit Kitchen Recipe Book
Year: 1989 (First Edition)
Publisher: RHM Foods Ltd.
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Although the introduction heralds this as the "first Robertson's recipe book" – implying that many more were to follow – this would actually be the only recipe book compiled by the famous jam and marmalade manufacturer! Contained within its pages are recipes for all manner of dishes – sweet and savoury; hot and cold – which make use of Robertson's renowned preserves. These include: Salmon with Raspberry Hollandaise; Polynesian Chicken (which calls for Fine Cut Orange Pure Fruit Spread); Strawberry Streusel Bars; and Meringued Mince Pies. Also contains a brief history of the Robertson company (including how the controversial Golliwog became its logo!), plus interesting information on the origins of the fruit used in the preserves themselves. Measures are given in Imperial and Metric units (with a handy conversion table betwixt the two).
Illustrated throughout with excellent colour photographs – virtually all of which are full-page.
Glazed pictorial covers are in very good overall condition, with only some minor creasing and soiling to the rear. The final few pages (including the inside rear cover) have some water damage along the bottom. Otherwise all pages are in excellent condition: bright and unmarked. The page for notes has been left unused.
A nice copy of an unusual cookery book.
Measures 21 cm × 14.5 cm (8.4″ × 5.8″). 8vo. 128 pp.