101 Epicurean Thrills

In 1902, May E. Southworth wrote a cookbook for Elder & Shepard called One Hundred & One Sandwiches. It was sold very well, and Elder asked Southworth to write more. In the 1904 Catalog From a Western Publisher (catalog C20), he writes:

The many who have experienced the gustatory joys of 101 Sandwiches will give a hearty reception to four additional volumes, affording them that multiple of the famous 101 Epicurean Thrills

The four new cookbooks were Salads, Chafing-Dish Recipes, Beverages, and Candies. The five cookbooks, including Sandwiches, were reprinted with a Tomoye Press title page and whimsical cover art by Spencer Wright. They were issued in two bindings: paper wraps, and the “Kitichen edition” of canvas over boards. Elder named the series “101 Epicurean Thrills,” and by 1908 there were twelve titles in the series:

  • One Hundred & One Beverages
  • One Hundred & One Candies
  • One Hundred & One Chafing-Dish Recipes
  • One Hundred & One Desserts
  • One Hundred & One EntrĂ©es
  • One Hundred & One Layer Cakes
  • One Hundred & One Mexican Dishes
  • One Hundred & One Oyster Recipes
  • One Hundred & One Salads
  • One Hundred & One Sandwiches
  • One Hundred & One Sauces
  • One Hundred & One Ways of Serving Oysters

In 1914, Southworth followed up the series with a cookbook entitled Midnight Feasts: 202 Salads and Chafing-Dish Recipes.

101 Sandwiches
101 Sandwiches, 1902 cover artwork.
101 Sandwiches
101 Sandwiches, 1904 revised cover artwork, in cloth over boards
101 Salads
101 Salads
101 Chafing
101 Chafing Dish Recipes
101 Candies
101 Candies
101 Candies cover cloth
Alternate cloth cover of “101 Candies”
101 Desserts
101 Desserts
101 Entrees
101 Entrees
101 Mexican Dishes
101 Mexican Dishes
101 Layer Cakes cloth
101 Layer Cakes, cloth over boards
101 Oyster Recipes
101 Oyster Recipes