Larousse Gastronomique is an internationally FAMOUS bible of cooking, you will find a copy in all of the superior restaurants worldwide!!
COLLECTOR'S 1961 first American edition hardcover cookbook with original dust jacket - Larousse Gastronomique. An Encyclopedia of Food, Wine, and Cookery by Prosper Montagne. Greatest master in the history of French cooking.
Introduction: A. Escoffier & PH Gilbert. Edited: Charlotte Turgeon and Nina Froud. Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc, New York, Copyright: 1961, first American edition, 1966, 7th printing. No ISBN. Not ex-library. Hard-to-find a gem like this that was not used in a kitchen; pages clean and bright!
1000 magnificent illustrations and reproduction antique engravings. Many exquisite full page colour plates. Numerous black & white drawings and duo page black & white illustrated endpapers; photos do not fully capture exact color hues; wait until you see. WOW!
Though this book is the prime reference book of chef's, gourmets and experts, it is equally useful and convenient for the home cook. Considerable information given on riches of wines from the French vineyards. Descriptions of cooking processes; full details about foods, nature, quality, how to cure, treat, preserve; food history; table service, banquets, food values, and diet.
Editors close: "Remember that to the French the preparation of a meal is a work of art; they believe that without creative endeavor and a loving imagination on the part of the cook very little can be achieved. Larousse Gastronomique was not designed to help the lazy cook, but everyone who regards cooking and the preparation of food as something more than a necessity should find this great book a never-ending source of inspiration."
Oversize heavy hardcover, DJ, blue cloth boards, embossed "fleur de lis" pattern, white titles. 1101 kitchen unused pages, 10" x 7½". Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Pages near fine/bright/clean/no writing or tears/minimal shelfwear includes soft top corner creases. Cover excellent/ bright/clean/light shelfwear. DJ fair/bright/general shelfwear includes dj interior tape.
Do not pass up this must have cook book gem, no home or professional kitchen should be without it; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!
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1961 'Larousse Gastronomique' Prosper Montagne, RARE First Edition, DJ, Food, Wine, Entertaining, French Cooking, Illustrated, UNUSED Pages
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