Larousse Gastronomique is an internationally FAMOUS bible of cooking, you will find a copy in all of the superior restaurants worldwide!!
Collector's 1961 First American edition cookbook with original dust jacket - Larousse Gastronomique. An Encyclopedia of Food, Wine, and Cookery by Prosper Montagne. Greatest master in the history of French cooking.
Introduction: A. Escoffier & PH Gilbert. Edited: Charlotte Turgeon and Nina Froud. Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc, New York, Copyright: 1961, first American edition, 1965, 6th printing. No ISBN.
1000 magnificent illustrations and reproduction antique engravings. Many exquisite full page colour plates. Numerous black & white drawings and duo page black & white illustrated endpapers.
Though this book is the prime reference book of chef's, gourmets and experts, it is equally useful and convenient for the home cook. Considerable information given on riches of wines from the French vineyards. Descriptions of cooking processes; full details about foods, nature, quality, how to cure, treat, preserve; food history; table service, banquets, food values, and diet.
Editors close: "Remember that to the French the preparation of a meal is a work of art; they believe that without creative endeavor and a loving imagination on the part of the cook very little can be achieved. Larousse Gastronomique was not designed to help the lazy cook, but everyone who regards cooking and the preparation of food as something more than a necessity should find this great book a never-ending source of inspiration."
Oversize heavy hardcover, DJ & mylar cover, blue cloth boards, embossed "fleur de lis" pattern, white titles. 1101 MINT pages; hard to find copy that's never been used in a kitchen. 10' x 7½. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/bright/clean/owner bookplate fep. Cover near fine/ bright/clean/light shelfwear. DJ very good/good/bright/clean-some general shelfwear includes spine sunned/chipping-bites/light creasing. DJ interior light wear.
Do not pass up this must have cook book, the pages are in gift quality condition; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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