Newman's Own Cookbook, Signed by Paul Newman
[Signed by Paul Newman] Newman, Paul. Newman’s Own Cookbook: A Veritable Cornucopia of Recipes, Food Talk, Trivia and Newman’s Pearls of Wisdom. First Edition. 1985. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Book is signed “Paul Newman” on the flyleaf. Laid in is some material pertaining to the Sixth Annual Newman’s Own Recipe Contest, where this copy was presumably signed. Compiled by Ursula Hotchner and Nell Newman. Trenchant Observations & Diversions by A.E. Hotchner.
This cookbook is an offshoot of the Newman’s Own food brand, created by Newman and his friend the author A.E. Hotchner in 1982. Though the legendary actor died in 2008, Newman’s Own lives on, continuing to donate all of its after-tax profits to children’s charities. The tone of the text in the book is droll, but the recipes are genuine, a collection of the favorite meals served in the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward household, with occasional “dad jokes” thrown in by Newman.
“Another Newman law: put enough good wine in the fish sauce and your guests will never complain about the taste.”