"Pleasures of a Gourmet" written by Fanny Todd Mitchell. Published by Duell, Sloan And Pearce, first edition 1961. Magnificently illustrated by Peter Todd Mitchell, the author's son.
"Mrs. Fanny Todd Mitchell shares some of the remembered pleasures of her childhood and of her many years of world travel to give delight to the cookbook collector, the elegant hostess, the three-a day cook- to everyone, in short, who is lucky enough to taste these fabulous recipes. Here is Wiener Backhandel (fried chicken) from Vienna's famous Hotel Sacher, Saumon Fume' , (smoked salmon) from the Cafe' de Paris, Frutti di Mare (fried mixed fish) from Venice, Pirojki (meat tart) from Russia, Pure de Marrons ( chestnuts and rice) from Provence, Baba Ghanouge (eggplant, hors d'oeuvres ) from Jaffa."
"From the St. Louis kitchens of Mrs. Mitchell mother and grandmother come recipes for savory soup with marrow balls, Scotch cake, onion custard, crisp pickles, seafood omelet, Southern Fried Chicken; from Virginia, wild goose, custard souffle, black walnut cake; and from Mrs. Michell's own compact New York kitchen enough original and delectable dishes for twenty banquets."
166 page hard cover in good condition with no rips, tears or writing. The dust jacket is in fair condition. See the pictures for more details.