The Chicago Record Cook Book - Seasonable, inexpensive bills of fare for every day in the year, designed to furnish 'good living' in appetizing variety, at an expense not to exceed $500 a year for a family of five; arranged so that remnants from one day can frequently be used with menus of the next. 1000 prize menus with recipes, carefully indexed, the cream of 10,000 manuscripts contributed by the women of America to the Chicago Record's daily contest for menus for a day. - Anonymous 1896 - The Chicago Record, Chicago - First Edition, first printing 'This is a cook book by the people and for the people.

So begins the preface of the Chicago Record Cook Book. Comprised of 1,100 recipes from homemakers, which has a single bill of fare for every day of the year.
  Final pages have advertisements for Charles Creamery Co., and The Chicago Record.

Provenance: from the Gastronomy Collection of Olof (Olov) Vilgon [1894-1979], Swedish collector and bibliographer, with his bookplate.

References: Spiselman, 'Dinner on a Dime' Chicago Reader 2011. Second printing re-titled as 'Daily news cook book', published same year as first – only 'Daily News' edition cited in Bitting,
Gastronomic Bibliography (541) and Cagle & Stafford, American Books on Food and Drink (144).

Octavo pp. [2] i iv [1] 6-607 [5]
  Condition: Very good, rubbing along top of boards and spine, else pictorial boards bright, internally an extremely clean copy.   Ref: 105756   Price: HK$ 1,500