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Guinness Books about Food and Drinks

The origin of the Guinness Book of Records is, of course, within the Guinness brewing empire. As the pub trade developed, food became an important (arguably the most important) factor in the business. Guinness was aware of its importance from the 1950s, and Guinness Publishing continued to promote food and drink through many of its publications. This section of our site has details of some of the books published by the Guinness group in this area.

Title

The Wine Lists

Editor

Robert Joseph

Date

October 1985 ISBN 0-85112-452-6

Format

Paperback 240x165mm

Pages 175 Price New 6.95

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

R. J. Acford Ltd, Chichester, Sussex

Title

The Champneys Cookbook

Author

Mark Hickman

Date

October 1987 ISBN 0-85112-808-4

Format

Hardback 297x174mm

Pages 128 Price New 10.95

Publisher

Guinness Books

Printer

Arnoldo Mondadori, Italy

Title

Cranks Soups & Starters

Compiler

Daphne Swann

Date

October 1987 ISBN 0-85112-866-1

Format

Hardback 208x122mm

Pages 85 Price New 4.95

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Vicenza

Title

Cranks Puddings & Desserts

Compiler

Daphne Swann

Date

October 1987 ISBN 0-85112-881-5

Format

Hardback 208x122mm

Pages 80 Price New 4.95

Publisher

Guinness Superlatives Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Vicenza

Title

Cranks Salads & Dressings

Compiler

Daphne Swann

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

June 1988 ISBN 0-85112-871-8

Format

Hardback 208x122mm

Pages 89 Price New 4.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Graficas Reunidas S.A., Madrid

Title

Cranks Savouries & Sauces

Compiler

Daphne Swann

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

June 1988 ISBN 0-85112-390-2

Format

Hardback 208x122mm

Pages 96 Price New 4.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Graficas Reunidas S.A., Madrid

Title

Cranks Breads & Teacakes

Compiler

Daphne Swann

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

October 1988 ISBN 0-85112-381-3

Format

Hardback 208x122mm

Pages 93 Price New 4.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Graficas Reunidas S.A., Madrid

Title

Cranks Cakes & Biscuits

Compiler

Daphne Swann

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

October 1988 ISBN 0-85112-886-6

Format

Hardback 208x122mm

Pages 93 Price New 4.95

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Graficas Reunidas S.A., Madrid

Title

A Taste of Gleneagles

Author

David Cranston

Date

June 1989 ISBN 0-85112-332-5

Format

Hardback 295x175mm

Pages 128 Price New 11.95

Publisher

Guinness Books, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

New Interlitho SpA, Milan

Title

The Guinness Drinking Companion

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

April 1992 ISBN 0-85112-988-9

Format

Hardback 240x175mm

Pages 224 Price New 14.99

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

An honourable mention has to go to the wonderful "Guinness Recipes" from 1954. This is a compilation of  a series of guides (with added recipes) which appeared in Country Life, The Field, Illustrated London News, The Sphere, Sport and Country, Tatler and Bystander, Geographical Magazine, Scottish Field, Scotland's Magazine, Punch, and The Family Doctor in 1953.

Title

Guinness Recipes

Guides

Shellfish, Sea Fish, River Fish, Country Dishes, Savouries, Game Birds, English Cheese, Cooking with Guinness, and Cake Cooking with Guinness.

Printer

The Baynard Press (Sanders Phillips & Co. Ltd., London, S.W.9)

In 1985, Guinness produced a limited edition collection of miniature bottles of Guinness from East and West Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Bottle liners (24 red or 48 black) could be exchanged for the "Guinness Book of Miniatures" up to 16th August 1985.

Title

Guinness Book of Miniatures
Notes We have copies of advertisements promoting this offer from the Malaysian New Straits Times from June and July 1985.

Finally, the ultimate "Guinness book of ..." privately published by Guinness Publishing in 1988, the "Guinness Book of Guinness" is an anthology based on the first 50 years of the Park Royal Brewery in London.

Title

The Guinness Book of Guinness 1935-1985

Compiler

Edward Guinness C.V.O.

Date

1988 ISBN 0-85112-314-7

Format

Hardback 215x155mm

Pages 546

Publisher

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath