Title: A Treasury of Great Recipes: Famous ...
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, (1980), New York
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Fine
488 pages. Illustrated in color. 1980 printing. Book protected in new mylar. Beautiful gilt decorated padded binding. No former owner's names or marks. A classic in its field in outstanding condition. Bookseller Inventory # 001454
Synopsis: One of the most revered and collectible cookbooks of the 20th century, Vincent and Mary Price's A Treasury of Great Recipes has stood the test of time. It now seems clear that one of the reasons this book has become a classic is not merely the recipes. This book captures an entire lifestyle -- the Postwar, globe-trotting, Pan Am, waiters in bow ties, gourmet lifestyle. This is a Mad Men book. No quick-to-the-table Betty Crocker conveniences here. Everything about this book screams "gracious dining." The Prices in their kitchen with gleaming copper pots. The reproductions of pages from vintage menus. The word "Luncheon." The two-color pen and ink illustrations. The padded leatherette binding with silk bookmark. This is not to say that the Prices are snobbish. They're cultured. And the scope and level of detail they bring to this book is loving and extraordinary.
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