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French Provincial Cooking by  Elizabeth David - First Edition - 1960 - from Books & Bygones  and Biblio.com

French Provincial Cooking

by David, Elizabeth

Condition: Good/Good


London: Michael Joseph, 1960. 493 pages. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt on red ground, pictorial design to upper board in red, red top-stain. With the rare dust jacket which has been professionally restored. Pages 247-250 have been re-stitched by a professional bookbinder. First edition, first impression of the author's most influential work, some light staining to bottom edge. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar in 1949, to her amazement the only place you could buy olive oil in England at that time was the chemist!. First Edition. Hardback. Good/Good. Illus. by Renny, Juliet. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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.


  • Bookseller: Books & Bygones GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 22289
  • Title: French Provincial Cooking
  • Author: David, Elizabeth
  • Illustrator: Renny, Juliet
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1960
  • Keywords: Cookery Cooking Food Recipes French France European
  • Bookseller catalogs: Cookery; Cookery - European;
  • Subjects: COOKING / General;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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