Another Nero Wolfe Cookbook
Ross E. Davies
George Mason University School of Law; The Green Bag
January 18, 2012
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-06
Green Bag Almanac and Reader, pp. 473-514, 2012
Good eating is the norm at the fictional dining table of Rex Stout’s great and overweight detective Nero Wolfe. It has been that way since Stout’s first Wolfe murder mystery, Fer-de-Lance, was published in 1934. From early on, Stout and his publishers were aware of the appeal of the fine-foods feature of the Wolfe stories — an awareness reflected most obviously in the commercial publication of two popular cookbooks, as well as in the much more limited and obscure publication of another cookbook of a sort. This article will (1) briefly examine the two commercial cookbooks; (2) take a slightly closer look at the other cookbook — really an odd but appealing, and certainly unconventional, recipe box dressed up to look like a book; and (3) present the entire contents of that other cookbook/recipe box in a more conventional bookish form.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 43
Keywords: Albert Benjamin III, American Magazine, Barbara Burn, detectives, Farrar & Rinehart, food, Gene Sarazen, golf, Hotel Touraine, John McAleer, law, literature, mysteries, New Yorker, Quinze Maitres, recipes, Sheila Hibben,Too Many Cooks, Viking Press
JEL Classification: A20, C15, C80, C93, D01, D03, D23, D71, D72, D80, D81, D83, D87, K00, K2, K21, K23, K40
Date posted: January 19, 2012
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