Del Monte, CA: Hotel Del Monte, (1936). First edition. Recipes compiled by Cerwin; illustrations by Whitman. Recipes includes "Poetic License" from Jeffers (onions baked in cream of mushroom soup); "Something to Remember" from Sherwood Anderson (cured ham simmered in milk); "Tortilla Flat" from Steinbeck (vinegar soaked beef in tomato sauce with cream); an "imaginary" macaroni-and-cheese dish from Fannie Hurst; "Is a Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose" from Gertrude Stein (acacia flower fritters); et al. Also includes recipes from various famous hotels including the Del Monte. Interesting read for the recipes provided by authors, actors, illustrators, explorers, etc., and for the comments by those declining the offer to contribute. Stapled white paperwraps printed in various colors on front only, measuring approximately 6.25 x 7.75"; text on various color papers. Very good with covers lightly soiled, few tiny tears, and slight crimping to over-hanging edges.