The Palmer House Cook Book: 1044 Original Recipes for Home Use is a new acquisition to Special Collections. Our copy is signed by the author and makes for an interesting addition to the collection, for more reasons than that. As it turns out, the hotel at which the author/chef worked has an exciting past. It burned down down it the Great Chicago Fire 13 days later. Potter Palmer, not to be deterred, rebuilt it. http://whatscookinvt.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/palmer-house-cookbook/
Chicago IL. The Palmer House is where i stayed. It's old and very luxurious. Has a lot of history. I would definitely recommend it. Not really home decor, but I've stayed there and the decor is gorgeous.