Paris & Mexico: Ch. Bouret, 1883.
Later Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good. Item #CAT000353
Original decorative red cloth, hinges cracked and binding a little shaken but generally sound, mild browning to pages, remains of bookseller ticket to extra title, old signature to endpaper. Undated, ca. 1883. Not in Cagle, Bitting, Vicaire, etc. 966pp arranged alphabetically with 6 place setting and carving plates at the rear.
First published in 1845, it serves as a sort of counterpoint to the Nationalistic aspirations of El Cocinero Mexicano (1831). Earlier editions castigated readers for serving tamales (poor people's food) and though later editions removed this exhortation, it remained an upper-class French cookbook going so far as to invoke Careme and Beauvilliers on the title page (written in the shape of a wine glass). But, for all that, the author heaps praise on pit cooking barbacoa style. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000353.