First Edition of Simone Beck's New Menus From Simca's Cuisine; Signed by Her and Co-Collaborator Michael James
New Menus From Simca’s Cuisine.
Beck, Simone in collaboration with Michael James.$60.00
Item Number: 56018
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.
First edition of this collection of recipes from Simca Beck. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by both Simone Beck and Michael James on the half-title page. Illustrations by Catherine Brandel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear. Jacket design by Loretta Trezzo.
The inimitable author of Simca's Cuisine and co-author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking [with Julia Child] brings an abundance of fresh ideas from her kitchen in the South of France to this completely new collection of recipes and menus. Continuing to reinvent and simplify regional French cuisine for modern cooks, Simone Beck makes enterprising use of the food processor; finds inspiration in un-Gallic ingredients like avocados, bourbon, maple syrup, and macadamia nuts; and recommends wines from the Napa Valley as well as from France. The result is the special Simca blend of old and new world flavors. Includes twenty-two menus arranged according to main course dishes.
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First edition of this rare and early work on golf. Quarto, original green cloth. With 9 plates from paintings, engravings, etchings, including 2 duotone lithographs, 1 color plan of the golf course over St. Andrew’s links and frontispiece, with tissue-guards; plus numerous wood engravings throughout the text; title page with decorative gilt margins; decorative initials. Illustrations by Clark Stanton, C.A. Doyle and G. Aikman. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Rare and desirable in this condition, as most examples have been rebound.