We’re not talking cookbooks here.
Pot-Boilers, far from collections of recipes, are quickly written stories of, sometimes, dubious quality that are sold cheaply. The name comes from the idea that writers cranked these out to meet their regular expenses, or “keep the pot boiling”, as it were. You might be familiar with them as “pulp fiction” or the somewhat more modern “airport novel”.
The old “pulp fiction” which I’m most familiar with is science-fiction or detective fiction that was written for cheap…