Cookbooks & Other Publications

1988 – That’s the Flavor by Gloria Pitzer

1988 May – That’s the Flavor by Gloria Pitzer

1988 – That’s the Flavor was written, illustrated and published by Gloria Pitzer (Secret Recipes, St. Clair, MI). NO LONGER IN PRINT – this cookbook is a collection of favorites from Gloria’s “Books 1-5” series. Priceless reprints of the recipes that put Gloria Pitzer, Recipe Detective, into The Guinness Book of World Firsts and made her part of a question/answer on TV’s popular game show, Jeopardy!

1998 May –That’s the Flavor by Gloria Pitzer

Over the years and various printings, the sub-title and cover changed a little from the original (as shown in the pictures above); but, the main title, That’s the Flavor, remained the same. The 60-page, 8.5″ x 11″ format also remained the same, with 336 recipes listed. It may have originally sold for $8.75; but, records indicate it sold for $9.75 in 1999, until it sold out a year or two later.

Fun Facts:

  • Sub-Titles: “Yup!”, “Selections from Books 1-5” and “Secret Recipes”
  • Printings: 3+
  • Years: May 1988 – 2000+
  • Recipes: 336
  • Pages: 60
  • Size: 8.5” x 11”
  • Price: originally; may have been $8.75; but records indicate it selling at $9.75 each by July 1999, until it sold out.
  • Used copies on eBay: none found
  • Used copies on Amazon: none found
  • ISBN: 1-886138-16-8

By TheRecipeDetective

Hi! I'm Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL Secret Recipe Detective, is my mom. This website is lovingly dedicated to her memory and legacy.