Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $2.96 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Harvey House Cookbook... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: PAPER BACK BOOK IN GREAT CONDITION HOWEVER MAY HAVE SLIGHT SHELF WEAR ON COVER AND CORNERS
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Harvey House Cookbook: Memories of Dining Along the Santa Fe Railroad Paperback – March 10, 2006

4.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.99
$9.62 $6.95

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$13.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Harvey House Cookbook: Memories of Dining Along the Santa Fe Railroad
  • +
  • The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West
  • +
  • Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time
Total price: $42.06
Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; 1st Taylor Trade Pub. Ed edition (March 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589793218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589793217
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Esther Schindler TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
Among the underappreciated elements of the American West was the civilization brought by train in the form of the trainside restaurants. As the authors of The Harvey House Cookbook describe, initially any food available on the long cross-country trips was provided during the 20-minutes or so that it took to replenish the locomotive's water supply, and the railroads didn't think they were in the food business. The food was dreadful -- until Paul Harvey suggested to the Santa Fe Railroad that he provide the restaurants, good food, and personnel.

In a few short years, someone taking the train from Kansas to Los Angeles might be served -- on white linen, by uniformed wait staff -- roast turkey with cranberries, lobster salad, and New York ice cream. Most likely, they were served by waitresses called Harvey Girls (perhaps you vaguely remember the Judy Garland movie, The Harvey Girls?). Those young women, who had to meet the criteria of "young women, 18 to 30 years of age, of good character, attractive and intelligent" often married local men... the *best* of the local men, suggest the authors, since the girls had plenty to choose from. And thus they had a profound impact. So did the resort hotels that the Fred Harvey company built or ran, among them El Tovar at the Grand Canyon and La Fonda in Santa Fe.

The history in this book is excellent: well told, backed up with plenty of facts and sources, and accompanied with photos and even a Harvey House menu from 1888 (the meal cost 75 cents). It's a short, non-academic read. If you have any interest in railroad history or the opening of the American West, you'll enjoy the book.
Read more ›
4 Comments 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are better books on dining car recipes, including "Dining by Rail" and "Dinner in the Diner," and both available through Amazon. And, there are more complete books on Fred Harvey, such as Stephen Fried's wonderful "Appetite for America." The cookbook portion of "The Harvey House Cookbook" is better than the space devoted to Harvey the man. Still, you'll be left hungering for more regardless of what you're looking for.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
You'll have fun recreating these recipes resurrected from an era of high class dining on our legendary dining cars of a by-gone era. Fred Harvey set a standard for dining on a scale that has not been recreated since the demise of our wonnderful, cross-country rail passenger system!.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Contains recipes that are certainly from another time (especially in quantity measurements). But based on the rave reviews Harvey House food enjoyed, all these dishes should prove to be delicious. American history is also a strong component in using this book as The Fred Harvey Company played a major role in "civilizing" the southwest for travelers and settlers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My grandmother was a Harvey Girl and I bought this cookbook for my mom. It means a lot to her. I love the vintage recipes. Overall, I think this is a great gift item, particularly for anyone who has a connection to the history of the Harvey House. I will probably get a couple more copies for my aunts around Christmas time.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Interesting book, especially since I like to vacation in the Southwest (Santa Fe NM), so it reminds me of the old days & old-fashioned restaurant cooking. Also, my husband works in the rail industry, so train history interests us.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
if you love to read cookbooks as i do- get this- full of photos
of the days when the train came thru small towns and buffet dinners
they serve-- some historic in texas still serve one day a week
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading the Harvey House Cookbook. I have written a novel about a Harvey girl in Kansas and am in the process of getting it published and am working on another one. It was interesting to read the recipes they used. Although I had read most of the history of the Harvey Houses, it was good to have a review. I love an new information I can get about that era.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Harvey House Cookbook: Memories of Dining Along the Santa Fe Railroad
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Harvey House Cookbook: Memories of Dining Along the Santa Fe Railroad

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: iowa history