The Gold Cook Book by Louis P. De Gouy - 1970 Edition, 15th Anniversary Printing
Containing over 1200 pages, The Gold Cook Book contains a vast collection of international recipes, culinary stories and poetry to create one of the most interesting cookbooks of the 20th century. No wonder it was a bestseller for over 40 years.
The magnus opus of well-respected chef, author and editor Louis de Gouy (1875-1947). The Gold Cook Book is a compilation of fascinating kitchen stories, classic recipes, and gourmet cuisine all tailored toward the home cook. A hotel chef for most of his career, Louis worked in all the cosmopolitan cities - New York, Paris, London as well as the royal courts of Austria and Belgium, where he first began cooking alongside his father, the Esquire of Cuisine to the Austrian Court of Franz Josef, at the age of seven. Further tutelage under the great Auguste Escoffier completed his training.
Originally published in October 1947, just one month before Louis passed away unexpectedly in New York City, this collection of over 2400 recipes had been reprinted 13 additional times before this 1970 15th Anniversary edition debuted. That's a testament to the popularity of the cookbook itself and Louis' approach to gourmet recipe collecting. With recipes gathered from his own cooking experiences around the globe, that of his friends in the industry (there's a lovely introduction by Oscar of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel) and from history, this cookbook covers a wealth of gastronomical delights for all meals of the day with plenty of helpful tips on how to prepare the simplest of dishes to the most elaborate to ensure success every time.
- The 15th Anniversary Printing published September 1970
- 1256 pages
- Oversized paperback
- In addition to recipes, poetry and culinary stories, this book also contains a bevy of charts and diagrams regarding a variety of foods including purchasing and preparations for fish and shellfish, vegetables, meats, nut measurements, candy broiling, etc.
- Interesting recipes include Parisian Raspberry Tart, Chocolate Marbled Fudge Bars, Peaches Annabelle, Gingerbread Doughnuts, Spinach Entree Dubrovnik, Pommes Souffles, Dandelion Greens Farmer's Style, buttered Cinnamon Fern, Artichokes Knickerbocker, Baked stuffed Cucumbers, Stuffed Lettuce a la Dame Simone, Potato Cheese Nests, Bohemian Potato Dumplings, Soy Flour Griddle Cakes, Cape cod Sandwich, Braised Ham in Red Wine, Egg and Rice Patties in Watcress Nests, Egg souffle Bernadine, Cream of Pumpkin Soup French-StylePetite Marmite, Brazilian Hot Chocolate, Shandygaff, Porter's Punch and so many more!
In lovely vintage condition. The interior and exterior are clean and bright and free of cooking spots, stains and notations. The front cover bears some chippiness along the top and bottom edge as expected with vintage paperbacks. There is a small wrinkle on the front top right-hand corner and a small rip (about 1/4" inch) on the bottom edge. Please see photos.
Measures 5.5" inches (width) x 8.25" inches (length) x 2.5" inches (thickness) and weighs 3 lbs.