Rare early printing of Les Gourmets Au Congo
Les Gourmets Au Congo.
Item Number: 96183
Rare edition of this travel guide to Congo elaborating on the area’s cuisine and customs and containing rare regional recipes. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated. 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.