Title [Pakistani Cookbook] Stella's Cook Book
Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition No edition noted
Publisher Karachi, Pakistan British Women's Association ca 1950
Seller ID 1259
The book by and for the British Women's Association members exiled in Karachi. The book is not dated, but comes after the creation of Pakistan yet while British colonialism remains. From the introduction: "It seems to be an obsession in Karachi kitchens to cook the food as quickly as possible. The hotter the fire, the better. The word 'simmer' does not exist in your cook's vocabulary nor apparently has he ever heard of 'frying slowly'. If you cannot instill this knowledge into him with a rolling pin or some other form of 'persuader', he will effectively ruin for you, many of the dishes given in this book." Wraps with a decorative color printed in red, An appreciation by Lady Symon, Lyn Irwin writing on "Crimes of Karachi Cooks", humorous illustrations by Joan Jessup, and many recipes by Stella. Printer: Pakistan Herald Press (Job Section) Karachi. Uncommon, with no institutiona l holdings found in OCLC or in the British LIbrary.; 5.5 x 8.5"; 183 pp; Wraps soilied and a bit edgeworn, endpapers with a small closed tear on the front and a small chip missing from the rear, slight toning to newsprint. Pages are generally clean with no writing, splatters or tears.