This classic of gastronomic literature - a unique combination of recipes, reminisces and humor-brings Clementine back to the public in a new, enlarged anniversary edition, revised by Mrs. Narcissa G. Chamberlain, containing 42 superb new recipes and magnificent illustrations!!
In a 1967 article, the New York Times restaurant critic Craig Claiborne hailed the title character as “a legend in American gastronomic lore.” In April, 2014, another lovely New York Times article: "In the Kitchen With Clémentine and Ruth."
COLLECTOR'S coveted 1963 anniversary edition vintage hardcover book - Clementine in the Kitchen by Phineas Beck. Has original unclipped dust jacket with $5.95 on flap. Pages are in mint condition, and was not used in a kitchen.
Samuel Chamberlain's famous black & white etchings (photographic style) of places in France, New England and New York City. Delightful, fun line drawings & vignettes. Photos do not fully capture subtle hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see. WOW!
First edition published in 1943. Publisher: Hastings House, New York, Published in cooperation with Gourmet magazine, Copyright, October, 1943, January, 1949, ninth printing, revised and enlarged, November, 1963, special anniversary edition. No isbn. Not ex-library. Not book club.
Clementine, the family's Cordon Blue chef EXTRAORDINAIRE, introduces the Becks, an American family, to the joys and adventures of French cuisine. Subsequently returning with them to New England, the indomitable Clementine continues to captivate as she navigates the highs and lows of American gastronomy. The faithful red-cheeked Cuisenaire presided majestically over the Beck kitchen for close to a decade.
A humorous, entertaining tale, a nostalgic picture for lovers of France and New England, great food which will make you drool as you realize that it is the best adaptation of the French provincial cuisine to American markets and cooking methods. Whether you have visited France or not you will chuckle as you read Clementine's amusing adventures with American customs, people and markets.
Profusely illustrated, including many full page black & white plates by Chamberlain; each a superb work of art. Drawings: Rue St. Hilaire, Manhattan Skyline, Pigeonnier At Boos, Clementines Childhood Home, Old Farmyard in Brie County, Stonington Sunset, La Maison Beck, Menton Skyscraper and many more.
Chamberlain led double life as architect, artist, authority on food & wine of France, Italy & England. Lived in France during 1930s, returning w/ family to United States in 1939, onset of World War II. Heavy Gourmet Magazine contributor, many recipes originated from Clementine. Appendix includes 100 recipes from Clementine's notebook, this is a book for every library, a necessity for every kitchen where good food is considered an art.
Octavo hardcover, unclipped DJ, $5.95 flap, blue cloth boards, brilliant gilt spine titles, 250 MINT pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition overall. Pages fine/bright/clean/no wear that we see. Cover near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear. DJ very good+ overall/bright/clean/general shelfwear includes rubbing-light chipping-spine ends small bites-some fading-light soiling-light toning.
This cookbook is a a necessity for every kitchen where good food is considered an art, and it is hard-to-find a copy that was not used in a kitchen; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!
1963 'Clementine In The Kitchen’ Cookbook, Samuel Chamberlain Art, RARE 1963 Anniversary Edition, DJ, French Cooking, Cordon Blue Chef, Phineas Beck, Travel, France, New England, Literature, Pages MINT
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