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French Provincial Cooking by  Elizabeth David - First Edition - 1960 - from Walden Books (SKU: 45367)

French Provincial Cooking

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French Provincial Cooking

by David, Elizabeth

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  • First
Fair with no dust jacket
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Michael Joseph. Fair with no dust jacket. 1960. First Edition. Hardback. [First edition - No dust jacket] Boards bound in green cloth with an illustrated red design, a trifle stained and fairly worn at the corners, head and tail of the spine considerably nicked; Small ink dedication on the front free endpaper and occasional ink markings next to recipe names, a well-used cookbook with occasional staining on pages and loosely inserted newspaper clippings which have toned a few pages; Binding firm. Clearly a well-loved, but sound copy. ; 24 x 16 x 4 cm; 495 pages .


It is difficult to think of any home that can do without Elizabeth David's FRENCH PROVINCIAL COOKING...One could cook for a lifetime on the book alone' - Observer Elizabeth David succeeds in inducing a desire to use each recipe as soon as it is read. Whether she is describing the preparation of a plain green salad, or the marinading of a haunch of wild boar, she writes with the same imaginative directness. Recipes like 'pot au feu' are described in all their delicious simplicity, which, it is made clear, means cooking without elaboration and has nothing to do with the higgledy piggledy 'let's hope it's all right' technique. Some excellent advice is included on the choice of the tools that would always be needed in any kitchen.


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French Provincial Cooking
David, Elizabeth
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Used - Fair with no dust jacket
First Edition
Michael Joseph
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