LUIGI CARNACINA was a disciple of renowned master chef 'Auguste Escoffier'. Untold gastronomic riches, a combination of all the best; this award winning encyclopedic cookbook is in a class all by itself!!

COLLECTOR'S 1968 first edition, first printing that is printed in English - vintage hardcover cook book with scarce original dustjacket - 'Luigi Carnacina' Great Italian Cooking.

Over 2,300 imaginative, mouthwatering dishes; both Italian and International recipes including French, Mediterranean and Austrian. General tone is built upon the standard pillars of Continental haute cuisine. Carnacina selected head chef by "Escoffier" for his Belgium hotel. Head chef Italian Pavilion restaurant, 1939-40 New York's World's Fair. 1937 Paris World Fair and 1958 Brussels World Fair.

Edited by Michael Sonino. Publisher: Abradale Press, New York, Copyright, Italy, 1968, first edition, probable first printing, no date, printed, bound in Italy. No isbn. Not ex-library.

Hundreds of charming illustrations, magnificent color photographs includes 70 full page color plates. Step by step photo sequences. Chart of Italian wines and inclusive list of cheeses. Special section of typical Italian menus, divided seasonally. Recipes in English and Italian names. Gastronomic dictionary.

CHAPTERS: Kitchen Stocks, Sauces, Basic Preparations, Antipasti, Soups, Pastas and Other Farinaceous Dishes-Neapolitan Specialties, Eggs, Fish, Meats, Game, Poultry, Pates, Cheeses, Vegetables, Salads, Desserts, Wines and Menus. Appendix includes: Menus, several pages of photos identifying all tools, knives, pots and pans, and various kitchen utensils.

Oversize heavy hardcover, pictorial DJ, vibrant white, red and green boards, front and back. Brilliant gilt illustration front and spine titles (photo doesn't fully capture hue). MINT card stock glossy illustration pages, 10" x 12", 851 pages. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition.

Cover fine/bright/clean/light shelfwear-spinewear-2 very light spots, light gilt wear-possible original print. Pages excellent/bright/clean/light wear-light yellowing-mostly edges-few pp small dog ear end/ep some foxing. DJ very good++/very bright/light shelfwear-light smudges-spotting-yellowing-2 small tears-very light chipping top spine.

This is considered the "bible" of Italian cooking. Whether you are a home cook, foodie or professional chef; a must have for all food lovers. Will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!


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