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RICHARD, Lena.

New Orleans Cook Book.

Stock Code
100481
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940
£550

An attractive copy of a scarce cookery book by 'the Martha Stewart of New Orleans', Lena Richard. From Lobster Salad to Baked Stuffed Oysters and Crawfish Bisque, the book is devoted solely to Creole food culture is a fascinating addition to any collection themed around cookery and/or publishing history.

'New Orleans has three seasons, summer, fog and February. Not that we mind. For our thick blue summers and our thick silver winters produce the materials from which many generations have wrought our great achievement, the indoor art of good dining. As nearly as any art can be conveyed in words, this book explains New Orleans food.' (taken from the introduction).

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Description

First edition, first impression; 8vo; internally fine, previous owners notes in pencil to a number of recipes, mild spotting to fore-edges; publisher's light blue boards, lettering to upper board and spine in black, mottling to spine, dust-jacket, lightly worn and mild chips in places, price-clipped, overall an attractive copy.

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