First published in 1940, "Specialites De La Maison" presents a diverse collection of recipes by Hollywood and Broadway celebrities, renowned socialites, noteworthy writers, royalty, famous couturiers, and restaurateurs. With a jacket by Clement Hurd, renowned illustrator of "Goodnight Moon", illustrations by Alajalov and Jean Pages, both renowned for the work at "Vogue" and other stylish publications of the day, this charming facsimile edition is an enlightening and entertaining illustration of what the wealthy and famous cooked when eating en famille. The busy host or hostess will appreciate that the recipes are easy, short, no-fuss, and truly fun to make, not to mention tasty conversation starters that will appeal to cooks, Francophiles, and pop-culture fans. With a new preface by editor Christine Schwartz Hartley and a foreword by Graydon Carter, "Specialites De La Maison" offers options from cocktails and canapes to dessert. Among the many noteworthy contributors are: Elizabeth Arden, Mrs. Vincent Astor, Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Fannie Brice, Pearl S. Buck, Charlie Chaplin, Ilka Chase, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, Christian Dior, Lynne Fontanne, Mrs.
Samuel Goldwyn, Helen Hayes, Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Katharine Hepburn, Aldous Huxley, Helen Keller, Vivien Leigh, Claire Boothe Luce, Alfred Lunt, Curtis Moffat, Prince Serge Obolensky, Laurence Olivier, Mary Pickford, Lily Pons, Mrs. Cole Porter, Emily Post, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gogo Schiaparelli, Norma Shearer, Madame Igor Stravinsky, Virgil Thomson, Valentina, and, Clifton Webb.