Paris: B. Renault, 1856.
Later Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good. Item #CAT000124
Leather backed cloth boards, light wear at corners. Old stamps to title and endpapers, otherwise clean internally, the two large folding plates a bit misfolded and one with a small tear in the gutter. 301pp. 2 large folding plates of carving and a place setting. Cagle 157 (1844 first ed.), Vicaire 274
Destaminil saw a weakening of French cuisine and character that he traced to flaccid dishes like blancmange that, in their characterless ubiquity, signaled a dangerous descent into joyless decadence. He saw his cookbook as a clearing of the decks, a fresh start for French cuisine. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000124.