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Cookery & Culinary History

Residue of the working library of the late culinary historian, Jenny MacArthur, which when we acquired it comprised in excess of 1000 items, and a few recent acquisitions.

Cookery & Culinary History

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A Friend in Need English-Tamil Cookery Book, Third Edition
1 A Friend in Need English-Tamil Cookery Book, Third Edition
Clean secondhand
Diocesan Press, Madras, 1950. 24cm. Pp.iv, 332 + adverts. Original cloth-backed printed boards.

Complied by the Ladies' Committee, F.I.N.S. Women's Workshop. Recipes in English and Tamil.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Farmhouse Cookery, Recipes from the Country Kitchen
2 Farmhouse Cookery, Recipes from the Country Kitchen
Clean secondhand
Fakenham Press Ltd., Fakenham, Norfolk for Reader's Digest, (1980) reprinted with amendments 1982. Oblong format 26x30cm. Pp.400. Colour photos, figures. Hardbound.

'Farmhouse Cookery, Recipes from the Country Kitchen' : the last word on the regional, seasonal and festive dishes of the British Isles.

Price: 22.00 GBP
La Cuisine Malgache. La Cuisine de Madagascar
3 La Cuisine Malgache. La Cuisine de Madagascar
287763020X / 9782877630207 Clean secondhand
Orphie G. Doyen, 1992. 21cm. Pp.84. Colour photos. Hardbound.

Recipes from Mauritius and Reunion, French text.

Price: 22.00 GBP
Larousse Gastronomique
4 Larousse Gastronomique
0600602354 / 9780600602354 As new
Hamlyn, 2001. 28cm. Pp.1350. Colour plates, text illustrations. Hardbound, jacket, slipcase, fine unused copy.

The world's greatest cookery encyclopaedia and the most famous culinary reference book concerned with all things food and French. Originally created by Prosper Montagnè and published in 1938, this essential addition to any kitchen has withstood the test of time and become an invaluable source of information for every enthusiastic cook.

Revised and updated English language edition with many new entries, illustrations and charts, this edition covers almost every ingredient and cooking style in history past and present, from abaisse to zuppa inglese. The encyclopedia features detailed information and maps of the wine producing regions of the world, including New World producers such as Chile and Australia. Also includes advice on using appliances; recipes and developments in nutrition.

Published price GBP 60.00. One (1) copy only.

Price: 39.95 GBP
Татарские национальные блюда [Tatar National Dishes], Akhmetzyanov, Yunnus A
5 Akhmetzyanov, Yunnus A Татарские национальные блюда [Tatar National Dishes]
5298030858 / 9785298030854 New
Tatar Book Publishing House, Kazan, 2016. 28cm. Pp.151. 54 colour photos. Hardbound. Text in Russian

В данной книге представлены рецепты национальных блюд татарского народа в разработке Заслуженного работника торговли РСФСР, знаменитого кулинара Юнуса Ахметзянова.

Recipes of national dishes of Tatar people from the cookery diaries of Y.A. Akhmetzyanov (1927-1984). Well illustrated. Text entirely in Russian.

Price: 26.00 GBP
Shahi Tukre, Bhatia, Savitri
6 Bhatia, Savitri Shahi Tukre
Clean secondhand
Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, first edition 1975. 24cm. Pp.xxvii,378. Colour plates. Cloth, jacket.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Food-Grains of India, Church, A. H
7 Church, A. H Food-Grains of India
Chapman & Hall, 1886. 26cm. Pp.viii, 180. 35 full page plain plates. Original cloth, gilt, nice bright copy.


Price: 0.00 GBP
La Cocina de Cantabria Ayer y Hoy, Corpas, Maria Gloria
8 Corpas, Maria Gloria La Cocina de Cantabria Ayer y Hoy
8439821328 / 9788439821328 Clean secondhand
Privately published, Santander, 1984. 22cm. Pp.225. Paperback.

Price: 53.00 GBP
Cozinheira Ideal, 2550 Receitas Praticas, de Azevedo, Alda
9 de Azevedo, Alda Cozinheira Ideal, 2550 Receitas Praticas
Clean secondhand
Livraria Civilizacao, Porto, reprint 1987. 25cm. Pp.436. Colour plates. Hardbound, fine copy

Perhaps the last printing (?) of this standard work, very nice copy.

Price: 35.00 GBP
The River Cottage Meat Book, Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
10 Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh The River Cottage Meat Book
0340826355 / 9780340826355 As new
2004. 27cm. Pp.544. Colour photos. Hardbound, fine unused copy.

"The best new book of the year without a shadow of a doubt, a serious treatise, a meat cookery bible and a supremely appetising recipe collection. Fearnley-Whittingstall is our most important and eloquent food writer today. His finger is always on the pulse. He tells it as it is without pulling punches and without wagging a moralising finger. This is the work of a thoughtful and caring omnivore. Everyone who eats meat should have a copy, and some who have stopped eating meat may find reasons in it to reconsider meat-eating in a fresh light." — Philippa Davenport, Financial Times.

Price: 15.00 GBP
Tables d'Hier, Tables d'Ailleurs, Flandrin, J.-L. & J. Cobbi
11 Flandrin, J.-L. & J. Cobbi Tables d'Hier, Tables d'Ailleurs
2738105645 / 9782738105646 Clean secondhand
Editions Odile Jacob, 1999. 24cm. Pp.497. Softbound.

Price: 22.00 GBP
Die Gute Italienische Kuche (La Buona Cucina Italiana), Gaeta-Hahne, M
12 Gaeta-Hahne, M Die Gute Italienische Kuche (La Buona Cucina Italiana)
Clean secondhand
Mayer & Comp., Wien. No date, first edition. 22cm. Pp.xii,219+advs. Original wrappers.

Price: 20.00 GBP
Sichuan Recipes, Chinese-English, Third edition, Lan, W. H
13 Lan, W. H Sichuan Recipes, Chinese-English, Third edition
Clean secondhand
Wan Li Book Co., Hong Kong, third edn., 1986. 26cm. Pp.121. Colour photos. Slick wrappers.

Price: 30.00 GBP
The First Principles of Good Cookery, Llanover, Lady
14 Llanover, Lady The First Principles of Good Cookery
0948537302 / 9780948537301 New
Brefi Press, 1991. 22cm. Pp.24,xii,491. Illustrated. Hardback, jacket, clean secondhand copy.

Originally published in 1867, The First Principles of Good Cookery was the only Welsh cookery book written in the English language at the time.
Price: 16.00 GBP
The Elder, In History, Myth and Cookery, Loohuizen, R
15 Loohuizen, R The Elder, In History, Myth and Cookery
1903018315 / 9781903018316 New
2004. 18cm. Pp.144. 20 photos. Paperback.

The elder is a tree or bush (or even a weed) for which humanity has found a use for each and every part: the leaf, the bark, the wood or branch, the flower, the berries or fruit. Some of these functions are both mythic and grounded in superstition: that the elder encourgaes the fertility of cattle for instance; or its relation to witchcraft; or its place in Celtic folklore. Others are more nearly medicinal: it was an essential to classical and medieval physicians. And, of course, it may be eaten or drunk. The flowers lend their fragrance to gooseberries, or are sensational as a Spring fritter. The berries are wonderful as ice-cream, or as wine.

Ria Loohuizen has pursued the elder into every corner of history, literature and kitchen usefulness. She claims that this is only the second book on the tree (the first being published in 1644).

The Elder, In History, Myth and Cookery explores its meaning to early physicians, its place in mythology and folklore, its occurance in literature and gives maximum exposure to recipes for medicaments, sweet dishes and drinks. Here you may find how to make elder ointments or lotions to ward off rheumatism as well as chilblains. And detailed instructions for elderflower champagne, or elderflower syrup, or elderberry wine. Then there are recipes for tarts, fools, jams, jellies, fritters, glazes and vinegars as well as details obout the Jew's Ear fungus which grows only on the elder tree.

This book was first published in Holland in 2002, this the first English edition, translated by the author. Ria Loohuizen has lived in America and Spain and is now living in Amsterdam. She is a translator of prose and poetry from English and Spanish as well as a published author of cookery books about the chestnut, wild mushrooms and the quince.
Price: 17.00 GBP
Traditional Recipes of India, Manekshaw, B. J
16 Manekshaw, B. J Traditional Recipes of India
Clean secondhand
Nachiketa Publ., Bombay, 1974. 24cm. Pp.[viii],242. Figures. Hardound, jacket worn.

Price: 26.00 GBP
La Vera Alimentazione Mediterranea, Manfredi, Nino
17 Manfredi, Nino La Vera Alimentazione Mediterranea
8870322157 / 9788870322156 Clean secondhand
Musumeci Editore, first edn., 1985. 25cm. Pp.191. 21 colour photos, numerous figures and illustrations. Hardbound, jacket, very good copy.

168 traditional recipes of Italian and Mediterranean cooking, Italian text.

Price: 53.00 GBP
Sugar. The Grass that Changed the World, O'Connell, Sanjida
18 O'Connell, Sanjida Sugar. The Grass that Changed the World
1852270349 / 9781852270346 Clean secondhand
2004. 24cm. Pp.x, 246. Hardbound, jacket, signed by author.

The story of sugar is a story of life and death. As glucose it's the fuel that drives us. It also causes obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Sugar's rise in popularity led to the global spread of slavery, the destruction of indigenous cultures, the proliferation of colonial economies and the growth of multinationals. Sugar is a part of everyone's daily diet, lusted after and craved, at once a luxury and a necessity. It is produced in 121 countries worldwide and global production exceeds 120 million tonnes annually. We are literally drowning in sugar. In the last decade consumption in the West has increased by a third.

Sugar. The Grass that Changed the World, first edition, hardbound, signed copy, nice clear signature to title page.

Price: 53.00 GBP
Connaitre la Cuisine Marocaine, Otal, Liliane
19 Otal, Liliane Connaitre la Cuisine Marocaine
2879013356 / 9782879013350 Clean secondhand
Editions Sud Ouest, 1999. 26cm. Pp.64. Colour photos. Paperback.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Utilization of Tropical Foods: Animal Products, Redhead, J
20 Redhead, J Utilization of Tropical Foods: Animal Products
9251028788 / 9789251028780 Clean secondhand
FAO. 1990. 21cm. Pp.49. Illustr. Paperback, stamp to upper cover & title, out of print.

Price: 125.00 GBP
Delicious Goan Dishes, Reejhsinghani, A
21 Reejhsinghani, A Delicious Goan Dishes
Clean secondhand
Ganesh Sahai, Bombay, for Aroona Publishing House, first edition, first impression, 1979. 18cm. Pp.135. Softbound.

Price: 17.00 GBP
Catador y Trotamundos, Ribes Pla, R
22 Ribes Pla, R Catador y Trotamundos
8485525574 / 9788485525577 Clean secondhand
Editorial l'Esquer, first edn., 1989. 22cm. Pp.186. Photos & illustrations including many menus (several colour). Wrappers.

Price: 17.00 GBP
Recetas Economicas y Practicas de Cocina y Reposteria. Tercera Edicion, Aumentada y Corregida, Sanguineti, Maria Luisa B. de
23 Sanguineti, Maria Luisa B. de Recetas Economicas y Practicas de Cocina y Reposteria. Tercera Edicion, Aumentada y Corregida
Clean secondhand
Privately published, the third edition, Lima. No date. 20cm. Pp.162. Paperback.

Price: 80.00 GBP
Exotic, Specialty and Off-Season Fruits and Vegetables, Scheller, L. M
24 Scheller, L. M Exotic, Specialty and Off-Season Fruits and Vegetables
Clean secondhand
Privately publised, Hamburg, 1988. 30cm. Unpaginated ca.250pp. Colour photos. Spiral bound.

Exotic, Specialty and Off Season Fruits and Vegetables, seldom found
Price: 53.00 GBP
Orientalni Kuchyne, Sery, V. & J. Sourek
25 Sery, V. & J. Sourek Orientalni Kuchyne
8070324325 / 9788070324325 Clean secondhand
Merkur, 2nd edition., 1989. 19cm. Pp.259. Colour photo-plates. Softbound. Czech text.

Price: 26.00 GBP
Singaporean Cookery, New Edition, Soo, Leong Yee
26 Soo, Leong Yee Singaporean Cookery, New Edition
9971710005 / 9789971710002 Clean secondhand
Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, second edition 1980. Oblong format, 24x28cm. Pp.177. Colour photos. Hardbound.

'Singaporean Cookery' was first published in 1976, reprinted (twice) in 1977, and republised in a second edition as here offered.

Price: 65.00 GBP
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