French Country Cooking. Decorated by John Minton. London: Lehmann, 1954. Fifth impression. Pp, 247. A good clean copy in colourful pictorial dust jacket.
First published in 1951 after the sucess of 'A Book of Mediterranean Food' this is the second book by the woman who changed the face of British cooking. Elizabeth David travelled widely during the Second World War, she introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into kitchens across Britain. More bestsellers followed including Summer Cooking, French Provincial Cooking, Italian Food, Elizabeth David's Christmas and At Elizabeth David's Table.