Coffee and Waffles.
Cookbook by New York City businesswoman, restaurateur, and coffee wholesaler, Alice Foote MacDougall (1867–1945). Becoming an entrepreneur after the death of her husband in 1907 and wary of the acceptance of women in that role, Foote entered the coffee business using the gender neutral name A.F. MacDougall. Success selling coffee wholesale led to the establishment of several Manhattan coffee houses such as “The Little Coffee Shop” in Grand Central Station and “Sevillia” on West 57th Street.
Foote was the author of several books including two cookbooks and The Autobiography of a Business Woman (1928) and The Secret of Successful Restaurants (1929). The present cookbook contains recipes for the titular foods plus sandwiches, cakes, salads, etc. This copy’s original dust jacket has kept the publisher’s floral-patterned metallic ink printed boards vibrant and shimmering.
Description: Coffee and Waffles.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. Second Edition. xvii, , 131pp. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s quarter cloth and printed boards with printed spine and cover labels. Corner tips rubbed and endpapers lightly foxed else Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket that has general soil and small flaws.