This is The Cook's Dictionary and Culinary Reference: A Comprehensive, Definitive Guide to Cooking and Food by Jonathan Bartlett; Contemporary Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 488 pgs.
"Practical, accurate explanations of thousands of terms and phrases ~ Time-tested guidelines for cooking correctly ~ Invaluable advice on unusual and newly available foods ~ More than 3,000 entries." (Front cover)
This book has a tear on the back of the dust jacket but aside from that it is in excellent condition with clean, unmarked pages.