Every food and cooking lover's cookbook collection contains at least one or two volumes that look a little worse for wear; their torn jackets conceal faded olive oil stains, a faint dusting of flour lingers between their dog-eared pages. These are the cookbooks we turn to time and time again. They lay open on our kitchen counters while we chop, grind, and dice. They guide you through countless hours of sauteing, braising, and broiling. Indeed, these "desert island" cookbooks are few and far between, but THE SPICE COOKBOOK is chief among them!!
COLLECTOR'S 1964 first edition vintage hardcover cookbook - The Spice Cookbook. Written by Avanelle Day and Lillie Stuckey. Pages mint, never used in a kitchen. Publisher: David White Company, New York. Copyright, first edition, first printing, September 1964, second printing, November 1964. Not ex-library. No isbn. Not bomc
Magnificent watercolors, full page lithographs and numerous charming black & white line drawings by Jo Spier. Wonderful duo page Illustrated map endpapers featuring world map of spices. Photos do not fully capture color hues; wait until you see. WOW!
Spices are the main flavor source of the world’s greatest cookery; used imaginatively and subtlety they can transform the simplest dish into a triumph of haute cuisine. In 30 chapters and 1400 tested recipes, the authors demonstrate simply and clearly the correct use of spices in all phases of cookery. a wealth of fascinating history and mouth-watering information about a huge range of spices and herbs including flavor profiles, uses (culinary and otherwise), and historical information about where each herb and spice originated and how they made their way around the globe.It re-tells the romantic legends that have grown up around spices and herbs since the Biblical times.
Chapters: History of the spice trade, how to cook with spices, spice and herb charts, chili dishes, cakes, cookies, spice profiles, meats, breads, poultry, fish, soups, beverages, jams & jellies, desserts, appetizers, salads and more. Menus for SPECIAL OCCASIONS, marinating techniques, weights & measures, tables of equivalents, glossary of terms and a full index.
Oversize heavy, hardcover,, brown cloth boards-small illustration, brilliant gilt titles. 623 MINT quality cardboard stock pages, 10" x 7". Binding tight. Near fine vintage condition. Pages near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear-3pp bottom corner-extra paper from original print/few small spots page ends. Nothing on pages, no writing or tears. Cover near fine/bright/clean/light shelfwear-back few spots.
Both the professional chef and home cook will find this complete encyclopedic book indispensable in the kitchen; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!
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