French Country Cooking. Illustrated by John Minton (1951)
Book ID: Elizabeth David
French Country Cooking. Decorated by John Minton. London: Lehmann, 1951. First Edition. Ppx, 247. Linen boards, spine with patteren in brown, title stamped in gilt. In pictorial dust jacket with some wear & loss at spine.
First edition of the author’s landmark second book greatly enhanced by the wonderful Minton illustrations.
Elizabeth David taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began writing a food column for Harper’s Bazaar. She is now recognised for her profound influence on British culinary culture.