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French Taste: Elegant Everyday Eating

By Calder, Laura

Toronto: Harpercollins Canada, 2009. (CAD) 1st printing. No markings, Fine . Flexible softcover, 310pp, index. Full page colour photos. The author is the host of Food Network Canada's series French Food at Home. After a decade in France, she is now based in Canada. A heavy book. (2,7 JM fo 41/8. 1st. Paperback. Fine. Illus. by Ingram, James. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$20.00

The Paris Cookbook
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The Paris Cookbook

By Wells, Patricia

NY: HarperCollins, 2001. (USA)First printing. No markings, Fine in Fine dust jacket. Glossy boards with photo fo Eiffel Tower, 320pp, index. B&W photos. 150 recipes from restaurants and chefs of Paris along with the author's personal stories make this a wonderful introduction to the pleasures of Parisian food. . (2.1 JM FO 40/5. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$14.99

New World Provence: Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family (Inscribed copy)
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New World Provence: Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family (Inscribed copy)

By Quaglia, Alessandra; Quaglia, Jean-Francis

Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007. (CAD) INSCRIBED BY both authors, (there is third inscription as well by an unidentified inscriber, no other markings, about Fine. Wraps, 216pp, index. Colour photos by Hamid Attie. The authors are a husband and wife team who have open two restaurants in Vancouver BC featuring recipes inspired by the South of France: Artichoke, Peas & Pancetta in Phyllo; Braised lamb Shanks in Tomato Sauce; Pear & Fif Tarte. Forword by Rob Feenie. (2.3 JM FO 40/8. Inscribed By Author(s). Paperback. Fine (-). 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$16.40

FEASTS OF PROVENCE
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FEASTS OF PROVENCE

By CARRIER, Robert

NY: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, 1993. (USA) First American Edition 11 1/2'x 9 1/4', blue bds, colour photo endpapers, 223pp, index. 150 especially commissioned photos. About 200 personal recipes that capture the south of France, beautifully photographed prepared dishes as well as locales, mountain villages: Pied et paquets, Salade de noix de St. Jacques, Capounets ( Litte parcels of stuffed cabbage). This is an exceptional book on provencal cookery, written by a man who has an extensive intimate knowledge of the region and the cuisine. No markings, about Very Good with rubbing to head of spine, in complete Very Good Dj heavy oversize book. A [3.5 JM FO 34/0. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good (-)/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.99

La Cuisine de Ducasse par Sophie

By Sophie Dudemaine

France: GUSTIBUS, 2005. (FR) No markings,except that the price to the backcover is neatly struck out in pen, Fine; no dust jacket perhaps as published. Red cloth with colour pastedowns front and back, 2488pp, index. Beautiful full-page colour photos of prepared dishes. Sophie Dudemaine who is a doyen of French popular cookery here has taken 105 recipes from naster chef Alain Ducasses' book (Le Grand Livre de Cuisine) and has re-interpreted them for he home kitchen. The text is entirely in French. A large heavy book. (4.9 JM FO 47/4. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Nicol, Francoise. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$35.00

La Cuisine de Ducasse par Sophie

By Sophie Dudemaine

France: GUSTIBUS, 2005. (FR) No markings,except that the price to the backcover is neatly struck out in pen, Fine; no dust jacket perhaps as published. Red cloth with colour pastedowns front and back, 2488pp, index. Beautiful full-page colour photos of prepared dishes. Sophie Dudemaine who is a doyen of French popular cookery here has taken 105 recipes from naster chef Alain Ducasses' book (Le Grand Livre de Cuisine) and has re-interpreted them he home kitchen. The text is entirely in French. A large heavy book. (4.9 JM FO 47/4. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Nicol, Francoise. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$39.88

Renoir's Table
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Renoir's Table

By Nardin, Jean-bernard Naudin; Jacqueline Saulnier; Jean-Michel Charbonnier

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994. (USA) 1st printing. No markings, Fine in Fine dust jacket with tiny nicj to head of spine of DJ. Boards, 191pp, list of recipes, colour photos of paintings, locales and prepared dishes. This book offers a view into the family life and culinary delights of this Impressionist painter, mostly at his home in Essoyes, where he spent summers with his family, and at Cagnes. Preface by Pierre Troisgros. This is a companion book to Monet's Table. A heavy book. (3.1 JM FO 47/3. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$24.99

C'est Bon: Recipes Inspired by La Grand Epicerie de Paris
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C'est Bon: Recipes Inspired by La Grand Epicerie de Paris

By Deseine, Trish

Paris: Flammarion, 2016. (FR) 1st printing. No markings, Fine; no dust jackdt as published. Boards, 188pp, index, full-page colour photos. These are recipes inspired by the fine ingredients at La Grande Epicerie de Paris--the famous gourmet food shop in the Bon Marche department store. Fried Maigret of Duck;Spelt pancakes with Caramelized apples; Dark choclate truffles;Hay baked chicken.The text is in English. (2.0 JM FO 38/3. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Rooney, Deirdre. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$15.90

Doughs, Batters, and Meringues (French Professional Pastry Series)
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Doughs, Batters, and Meringues (French Professional Pastry Series)

By Bilheux, Roland ; Alain Escoffier

NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2000. (USA) 2nd edition in English. No markings, tiny bump to one cover corner, else Fine in Fine dust jacket. Boards, 203pp, index, ribbon marker, many colour photos thrpighout illustrated the techniques and skills of French pastry making. A heavy book. (3.2 JM FO 38/5. 2nd. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$98.00

New Creative Techniques from a French Master Chef (Inscribed copy)

By Roux, Michel

North Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 2003. (CAD) 1st Canadian edition. INSCRIBED BY Michel Roux: "To--- and ----/ Happy cooking/ Michel/ 12 May 03", no other markigns, Fine Wraps, 192pp, index, colour photos. Eggah with grilled Merguez; Wild boar and morel pate; Roast stuff goose; Brioche. A heavy book, (2.5 JM FO 39/5. Inscribed By Author. 1st. Paperback. Fine. Illus. by Brigdale, Martin. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$34.99

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, Volume Two1970

By CHILD, Julia; BECK, Simone

NY: Alfred A Knopf, 1970. (USA) Stated first edition. No markings, pages clean inside, but water spots to the top edge of pages, shelf soiling to lower page tips, the cover spine is entirely faded, hignes solid, decent Acceptable copy; lacking the dust jacket. 26 x 18cm, patterned cloth, xxi, 555pp, lxiii index. B&W instructional drawings in text. A classic which introduces North Americans to the art and technique of French cooking. The recipes are clearly arranged with a master recipe introducing the technique and then recipe variations. This is volume two, first published in 1970 which is a sequel and companion to the earlier volume published in 1961. David Rosengarten ( in TASTE) says that this book was for him, "the most important book" as "it was a book to work through systematically, no a book to surf...If one does work through this book page by page...one has taken the equivalent of a cooking course". This copy has "First Edition" to the copyright page. A heavy book. (3.5 JM FO 39/5. Hardcover. Acceptable/Lacking the Jacket. Illus. by CORYN, Sidonie. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.99

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol.ume One (1)

By Child, Julia ; Louisette Bertholle; Simone Beck

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. (USA) 31st printing (1979) . No markings, Near Fine in price-clipped Very Good dust jacket with a bit of rubbing to the head of the spine panel. DJ is in mylar sleeve. Patterned boards, xxxii, 684pp, xxxii index. B&W instructional drawings in text. This is classic which introduced North Americans to the art and technique of French cooking. The recipes are clearly arranged with a master recipe introducing the technique and then recipe variations. David Rosengarten ( in TASTE) says that this book was for him, "the most important book" as "it was a book to work through systematically, not a book to surf...If one does work through this book page by page...one has taken the equivalent of a cooking course". A heavy book. (3.0 JM FO 47/1. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by CORYN, Sidonie. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$29.99

BOUQUET DE FRANCE, An Epicurean Tour of the French Provinces

By CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel

NY: Gourmet, 1953. (USA) 2nd printing of first edition. Owner's inscription and date of 1954 to end paper, faint cooking sport to leading edge of pages, Good used copy; lacking the dust jacket. Parchment-like cloth with red blue and gold french device, illus endpapers, xx,619pp, index. Maps,small decorative drawings and B&W photos lof locations. Recipes translated and adapted by Narcissa Chamberlain. This is still a wonderful book on travelling to French towns with detailed explanations of the local food and wine, with notations on the local restaurants, and with recipes included for the home cook. "Orange is not a place to stop overnight, but it does offer a first -class relay for luncheon or dinner, the Restaurant le Provencal. A heavy book. (4.2 JM FO 40/6. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$24.99

Saveur Cooks Authentic French

By Editors of Saveur Magazine

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1999. (USA) 1st printing. No markings, no spine crease, Fine. Wraps with flaps, 320pp, index, lots of colour photos. "Rediscover the recipes, traditions, and flavors of the world's greatest cuisine". Bouillabaisse, Coq au Vin. Boeuf a la Bourguignonne, Cassoulet. A heavy book (4.2 JM FO 77/1. 1st. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$24.99

New World Provence: Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family (Inscribed copy)
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New World Provence: Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family (Inscribed copy)

By Quaglia, Alessandra; Quaglia, Jean-Francis

Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007. (CAD) Presumed 1st edition. INSCRIBED BY both authors, no other markings, a touvh of rubbing to upper corner tip of covrer, Near Fine. Wraps, 216pp, index. Colour photos by Hamid Attie. The authors are a husband and wife team who have open two restaurants in Vancouver BC featuring recipes inspired by the South of France: Artichoke, Peas & Pancetta in Phyllo; Braised lamb Shanks in Tomato Sauce; Pear & Fif Tarte. Forword by Rob Feenie. A heavy book. (2.3 JM FO 48/3. Inscribed By Author(s). Paperback. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$15.59

Monet's Table: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet
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Monet's Table: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet

By Joyes, Claire; Naudin, Jean-Bernard

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1989. (USA) 8th printing. No makrings, Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. Marbled boards, 192pp. Index. Colour photos. 160 recipes from Monet's own collection with colour photos of the house and gardens, prepared dishes and reproductions of his painitngs. A heavy book. (3.1 JM FO 47/3. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Naudin, Jean Bernard . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.99

FRENCH PROVINCIAL COOKING

By DAVID, Elizabeth

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1975. (UK) Later printing. No markings, page edges toned, spine crease, Very Good copy. Illus wraps with photo of side board set with food, 584pp, index. A few line drawings. This book was first published by Michael Joseph in 1960 and is devoted to "sober, well-balanced, middle-class French cookery, carried out with care and skill, with due regard to the quality of the materials, but without extravagance or pretension". One of the best books on this cuisine with a challenging bibliography and an excellent index. There are 9 pages devoted to the Pot-au-feu alone. (1.3 JM FO 48/0. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by RENNY, Juliet. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$12.98

New World Provence: Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family (Inscribed copy)
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New World Provence: Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family (Inscribed copy)

By Quaglia, Alessandra; Quaglia, Jean-Francis

Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007. (CAD) Presumed 1st eidtion. INSCRIBED BY both authors, no other markings, Fine. Wraps, 216pp, index. Colour photos by Hamid Attie. The authors are a husband and wife team who have open two restaurants in Vancouver BC featuring recipes inspired by the South of France: Artichoke, Peas & Pancetta in Phyllo; Braised lamb Shanks in Tomato Sauce; Pear & Fif Tarte. Forword by Rob Feenie. (2.3 JM LVR 201/0. Inscribed By Author(s). Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

$16.39

NEW LAROUSSE GASTRONOMIQUE, The World's Greatest Cookery Reference Book

By MONTAGNE, Prosper; Edited By Janet DUNBAR

London: Hamlyn, 1983. (UK) 7th Printing. No markings, Fine in price-clipped Near Fine Dj. Thick 4to, blue bds with gold spine titles, 1064pp, index. Colour frontis and 46 colour plates; over 1000 B&W illus. More than 8500 entries arranged alphabetically, fully cross referenced. Prefaces by Robert J. Courtine; translated by Nina Froud, Patience Gray, Maud Murdoch, Barbara Macrae Taylor, with additional material translated by Marion Hunter. Edited by Janet Dunbar. All measurements are given in British weight and in metric units but also in North American measure. Includes the bibliography and the additional reading list by Janet Dunbar. A heavy book. (5.5 JM FO 75/5. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$39.49

Mastering Simplicity: A Life in the Kitchen
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Mastering Simplicity: A Life in the Kitchen

By Delouvrier, Christian; Leuzzi, Jennifer

USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. (USA) 1st printing. No markings, there is a slight bow to the book thus Good copy in unclipped NearFine dust jacket with light rubbing to panels. Publisher's publicity sheet laid into the book. Boards, 308pp, index, Colour photos. Delouvrier was the former executive chef with Lespinasse the Michelin-starred restaurant in NYC. Thisisa memoir and a cookbook A heavy book. (2.9 JM ITH31. 1st. Hardcover. Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$15.85

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