From time to time, a cookbook of such distinction is published that adds a new dimension to the appreciation of the culinary art. Written by René Verdon, best chef in U. S. who served the White House during one of the most important historical presidential eras of our time!
Collector's 1967 first edition, first printing vintage hardcover cookbook - The White House Chef Cookbook by René Verdon. Has original unclipped dust jacket, $7.95 on flap.
Rarely has any chef served so many famous people, and rarely have so many famous people lavished so much praise on a chef." Verdon, over 30 years of training and experience in fine Hotels and outstanding restaurants. Covers everything from making a glorious meal along with fascinating history of famous dishes.
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc. New York, first edition, "$7.95 in publisher's edition" on dust wrapper flap, Copyright, 1967, first edition, probable first printing. No isbn. Not ex-library.
Eight magnificent color photographs by George Lazarnick with full page color plates. Back of dustjacket has black & white photograph of Chef Verdon and President John F. Kennedy. Wait until you see all pictures up close. WOW!
René Verdon, whose position as the White House chef during the Kennedy administration helped him project the allure of classic French cuisine to the American public. His outstanding food was enjoyed by leaders in the arts, sciences, industry, and government from virtually every part of the globe.
Over 500 recipes and menus: Bouillabaisse Marseillaise, Crabmeat Royale, New England Clam Chowder and a disaster proof Soufflé. Recipes include a combination of classic French masterpieces and simpler American fare that delighted President Kennedy. Chapters: Basic Foundation for Haute Cuisine, Appetizers, Soups, Seafood, Desserts and much more.
Hardcover unclipped dust jacket, 7.95 flap, front color photo/b & w back. White leatherette boards, vibrant gilt spine titles, blue endpapers, 287pp, 8 1/2" x 6". Pages FINE and unused. Excellent vintage condition. Binding tight. Pages fine/bright/clean-minimal wear if any. Cover excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear. DJ good/general shelfwear includes toning-chipping-few small edge tears-foxing-staining.
No professional kitchen or home cook should be without this collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!