"Larousse Gastonomique" the encyclopedia of food, wine & cookery by Prosper Montagne, published by Crown Publishers, Inc., copyright 1961. Book club edition.
This is the first American edition of the encyclopedia of food, wine and cookery.
Larousse Gastronomique contains, in its 1,100 large pages, 8,500 recipes from all over the world and 1,000 illustrations, many in full color. Also, there are descriptions of cooking processes, full details about all foods, their nature and quality, and how to cure, treat, and preserve them, the history of food and cooking, articles on table service, banquets and food values. Just about every topic of culinary interest is covered.
It is a large, heavy, hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket is worn and has some wear and tears.