You may know his name only as a beloved brand on the supermarket shelf, but Kentucky native Duncan Hines published his first cookbook, Adventures in Good Cooking—at age fifty-nine—after years as a well-traveled and widely known restaurant reviewer. Following this bestselling debut, Hines penned The Dessert Book. Filled with hundreds of decadent treats, from homemade ice cream royale to fried apple pie to praline fudge frosting, this book inspired the recipes for the earliest boxed cake mixes and baked goods that carried the Duncan Hines name.
Featuring a new introduction by Hines biographer Louis Hatchett, this classic cookbook serves up a satisfying slice of twentieth-century Americana, direct from the kitchen of one of the nation’s most trusted names in food. Also included are plentiful tips and references. Now a new generation of cooks can enjoy and share these delectable dishes with family and friends.