Southern Pacific Special Recipes for Guidance of Chefs on Dining Cars, 1912 (Reprint)

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by the Southern Pacific Company

Publisher: The Garbely Publishing Company
Released: November 3, 2019
Pages: 64
Format: 4.5"x6.5" wire-bound softcover
ISBN: 978-1-7331566-5-3

The pages of this original 107-year-old cookbook have been painstakingly scanned and digitally retouched to eliminate fading, staining, and other age issues found in the original.

The reader will find dishes that are remarkably similar to modern-day standards, as well as some that are very “of the time.” There were no ingredient lists in 1912, and some of the instructions are vague; a certain level of culinary experience and knowledge is needed to fill in these blanks, which was required before a Southern Pacific employee would even be issued one of these cookbooks. Most of the recipes are designed for single-portion cooking, which is different from most railroad cookbooks of the era.

This book presents the recipes exactly as the Southern Pacific set them forth on paper in 1912, spiral-bound for ease of use in the kitchen. We hope you enjoy preparing these authentic “Espee” dishes in your own home!