Henri-Paul Pellaprat, one of the most esteemed chefs of the 20th century, founder and teacher of the Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris. Everyday French Cooking for the American Home a companionable twin to Modern French Culinary Art (1966), brilliantly adapted for American kitchens.
COLLECTOR'S 1968 out-of-print first American edition, stated first printing hardcover cookbook with original dust jacket - Everyday French Cooking for the American Home by Henri-Paul Pallaprat. Adapted for the American kitchen by Avanelle Day. Edited by David White.
Publisher: The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Copyright: 1968, first edition, stated first World printing. No ISBN. Not ex-library. There are 80 brilliant full color illustrations on glossy pages. Hard-to-find a cookbook like this that was never used in a kitchen!
In France, where superb cuisine is the rule rather than the exception, everyday cooking-la Cousine Bourgeoise means cooking as you find it in the French home... is on a less expensive, less elaborate scale, as delicate an art as la haute cuisine- the trademark of the world's finest French restaurants, but nonetheless superb, artistic and delicious. One man has been chiefly responsible for that excellence--M. Henri-Paul Pellaprat. One book has been the "bible" of la cuisine bourgeoise--this one...now published for the American kitchen as EVERYDAY FRENCH COOKING, with recipes and cooking advice geared to the equipment you use, to the ingredients you can buy at the supermarket, and to the limited time you have to spend.
1200 taste-tantalizing recipes in the book the French have called their "Bible" for over Forty Years'. Here are the secrets and the sauces, the magic and the marinades, the wisdom and the wines. Alors, let us begin to cook a la francaise. Chapters on Menus and Wines, Culinary Know-How, Sauces, Hors d’Oeuvre, Entrees, Eggs and Egg Dishes, Soups, Fish, Shellfish and Frogs’ Legs, Meats, Poultry, Leftovers, Vegetables, Dessert Sauces, Fillings and Frostings, Cakes and Pastries.
Oversized heavy hardcover, priceclipped DJ, blue cloth boards with brilliant gilt fleur de lis decoration and gilt spine titles, blue endpapers, 562pp, 10.5" x 7". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean/no marks or tears/minimal shelfwear if any. Cover fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear. DJ front near fine/bright/mostly clean/light shelfwear/dj interior foxing.
No professional or home kitchen should be without this collector’s gem that was never used in a kitchen; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!