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The amateur cook's manual

By SENN, Charles Herman

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  • 1. Emergency dinners. | The | amateur cook's | manual | by | Cordon Rouge.
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; nd
    18.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-x], [1] 2-171 [172-180], [i-viii] ads   [2s on spine]   Red cloth
    US:   MB   NIC(HA)   *NN  

    The book contains plain and middle-class recipes. Richer or more elaborate dishes are marked with an asterisk.
    EngCat lists "Emergency dinners" by Cordon Rouge published by Simpkin in May 1907. NN dates its copy, acquired in 1907, [1907].

  • 2. — Emergency dinners | the amateur cook's manual | by Cordon Rouge | Second edition
    London: The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency; nd
    18.5 x 11.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-viii, [1] 2-176 [177-186], [i-ii] ads   [2s on spine]   Red cloth
    Bib:   A132   B99  
    GB:   *LCF   LCS  

    General comments: MB and NIC(HA)say that Cordon Rouge is a pseudonym for Victor Chevalley de Rivaz; however, the evidence that I have found points to Senn being the author of "The amateur cook's manual". The earliest attribution of the book to Senn is in an advertisement on page 11 of EpicureDir 1909 where the title is listed under the heading "Professional books for cooks and teachers by C. Herman Senn". BP 1911, another early source, identifies Cordon Rouge as the pseudonym for Senn. Internal evidence also supports Senn's authorship: the preface of the second edition is signed "C. H. S."; and the publisher of both editions, The Food and Cookery Publishing Agency, issued several of Senn's other works.
    Senn also appears to have used the pseudonym Cordon Rouge for "The "Main" cookery book" which was published in 1900 (see comments under that title).