AUTHENTIC Italian cooking by James Beard award winner Edward Giobbi - "The book is really not mine alone, but is a Giobbi family cookbook". Fabulous art by his children.
Collector's 1971 hard-to-find stated first printing cookbook - Italian Family Cooking. Yellow hardcover with original unclipped dust jacket $8.95 on flap, pages mint, was never used in a kitchen. Publisher: Random House, NY, Copyright, 1971, first edition, stated first printing. ISBN: 0394-46242-4. Not a reprint. Not ex-library. Not bomc/bce.
Chef and Italian painter Edward Giobbi has written down and tested for the American kitchen, recipes from his mother, father, aunt, uncle and Tomasso, whose sauces none of the women in the neighborhood could duplicate. Interwoven with these recipes are moving and provocative stories of a loving, poverty stricken Italian family to whom food was a sacred thing, and who lived with a special joy in the basic matters of life.
MAGNIFICENT color, black & white drawings, and collages by Giobbi's children. Giobbi: "Drawings were done by my three wonderful children - Cham, Lisa & Gena; I will simply say its the best illustrated Italian cookbook I have ever seen. All the dishes were known by my children, by color, form and taste". Photos do not fully capture exact colors; wait until you see up close. WOW!!
Food is family fare home style, healthy and hearty ingredients, prepared in imaginative and easy-to-follow Italian recipes, many of which have never appeared before in the United States. Wonderful thick vegetable soups, many unusual fish, seafood and chicken dishes lovingly and simply concocted, and a special use of pasta that will entice all cooks.
Craig Claiborne introduction: "It has always seemed to me that the people who care most passionately about food are those that grew up in an atmosphere where food was more than something to satisfy hunger. Some of the most memorable meals of my life have been eaten in Ed's kitchen".
Hardcover, unclipped DJ-$8.95 flap, yellow cloth boards, orange title/green illustration, orange endpapers. MINT unread pages. Binding tight. 252pp, 9" x 6.25". Fine vintage condition. Cover fine/mint/bright/clean. Pages fine/bright/clean-small light spot-pp ends. DJ excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-light edgewear-top chipping-small bite-light toning-spotting.
Original small Caldor department store (Massachusetts) price sticker on flap, we remember shopping here. Can be removed; we like to keep provenance. Hard to find a gem like this in such incredible unused condition.
Atmosphere, pictures and authentic recipes make this collector's gem, a must have in any professional or home kitchen. Priced to sell; will make a FABULOUS gift!!