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Books & Manuscripts

Make Sponge Cake à la Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol and Suzie Frankfort's Wild Raspberries is a highlight of Fine Books and Manuscripts Online auction (7–21 June 2019, New York).

W ild Raspberries is the last, the largest – and most exuberant – of the six self-published books Andy Warhol issued during the 1950s. Written by interior decorator and socialite Suzie Frankfort, illustrated by Warhol and lettered by Warhol’s mother, Julia Warhola, Wild Raspberries is a playful recipe book that emulates the mass-produced French cookbooks of the 1950s. Read a few of Frankfort's delightful recipes here.

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Andy Warhol and Suzie Frankfort, Wild Raspberries, 1959. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

A & P Surprise

Buy a 2-day-old sponge cake at the A & P and cut in three 3/4-inch layers,

Soak for exactly 36 hours in 1/2 cup rum, 2 1/2 tablespoons confectioners sugar and 1/2 cup water,

Spread on each layer sieved apricot jam and pastry cream,

Top with poached apricot halves and cherries,

Glaze with jelly and let set,

Dust with confectioners sugar and pistachio nuts and decorate with whipped cream piped around the edges.

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Andy Warhol and Suzie Frankfort, Wild Raspberries, 1959. Estimate $4,000–6,000.

Salade De Alf Landon

Coat a bombe with a very clear jelly and place in the bottom thin slices of spiny-lobster tail decorated with capers.

Fill the mold with green asparagus tips, hard boiled plovers’ egg and slicked cock’s kidneys mixed with bacon and dandelion dressing.

Chill thoroughly and turn out on a napkin.

Very popular as a first course at political dinners in the 30’s.

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