Viart's Cuisinier Royal; Finely Bound
Le Cuisinier Royal Par Viart.
Item Number: 96184
Paris: Gustave Barba, 1840.
Rare early printing of this book on French cuisine, containing an exceptional selection of recipes. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards. In very good condition.
Gastronomy has historically been a primary factor in defining French regional and national identity, and at the turn of the 20th century, accounts of regional recipes, products, manners and customs penned by local dignitaries became a competitive practice. Viart's Cuisiner Royal contains an exhaustive selection of recipes including those for sauces, veal, beef, fish, cremes, and confits.