JAMES BEARD: "Don't read this book at bed time or you will be back in the kitchen baking - It's that good! As complete a treatise on the art of baking as you will find in the English language."
Collector's 1961 scarce first edition vintage hardcover cookbook with original dust jacket - The Art Of Fine Baking by Paula Peck. Introduction by James Beard.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, Copyright, 1961 first edition, 1970 printing. No isbn number. Not ex-library. Not later edition with different dust jacket. Pages MINT and was not used in a kitchen.
Whose heart does not fill with joy at the first whiff of the DELICIOUS aroma of freshly baked bread? Who isn't nostalgic for the magic days of childhood, when mother and grandmother made wonderful cakes at home? You can make puff paste and croissants, breads and cakes that will please your most knowledgeable friends; they will surpass those of the professional bakers!!
Great recipes in the classic tradition using simpler methods that save time and labor in the kitchen. There is no compromise with quality, no substitution for the finest ingredients. Many charming black & white line illustrations by Grambs Miller. Photos do not fully capture exact hues; wait until you see up close. WOW!
CHAPTERS: Basic Cakes and Mixtures, Pound Cakes and Loaf Cakes, Tarts, Petit Fours Glaces and Small Dessert Cakes, Puff Paste and Strudel, Cookies and Petit Fours Glaces, Gateaux and Torten, A Few Breads and Many Coffecakes, Pastry Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres. Breads, Oven, Yeast, Rising, Desserts, Pastry, Pastries, Tortes, Tarts, Chocolate, Brownies, Frosting, Icing, Sourdough, Flatbread, Crackers, Rolls, Biscuits, Scones, Muffins
Hardcover, DJ, brilliant gilt embossed imprint brown boards, beige spine, front decoration, cake on footed stand, sepia pictorial duo page endpapers, food and tea, 320 pages, 9" x 6". MINT & unused pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Cover fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear if any. Pages almost fine/bright/clean/unused-title page top blank piece cut out (owners name must have been there). DJ excellent/bright/clean/light general shelfwear.
Do not pass up this cookbook gem, no kitchen should be without it; will make a FABULOUS gift!!