The Gourmet Cookbook by Gourmet Magazine - 1950 First Edition
Bon appetit is a wish that man take pleasure in his food, artistically, emotionally imaginatively. Earle R. MacAusland
With a reputation as one of the best food magazines ever published, Gourmet Magazine has been a household name since 1941 when the first issue appeared. Beloved for seventy years, the magazine's recipes, news stories, travel articles, restaurant highlights, and industry reviews inspired the kitchens of food-lovers around the world.
Debuting with color photography, a sophisticated palette, and a stylish approach to food, Gourmet was the first of its kind to focus on both American and European cuisine and therefore set the bar for all other food-related publications, both in appearance and content.
In 1950, they published this immense book simply called The Gourmet Cookbook. Containing over 780 pages and weighing in at 4lbs, it covered all matter of recipes from starters to dessert along with dozens of photographs to illustrate the culinary possibilities contained within.
If you are new to cooking or new to the Gourmet style of cooking, you may feel intimated by such a big book full of old recipes. But don't worry, the beauty of Gourmet was that they always favored classic recipes with a modern approach, making food that was both interesting and appetizing no matter what the decade or the skill level.
Packed full of fascinating details, historical insights, and encouraging words, this is a really lovely cookbook to gather inspiration and education when it comes to enjoying a pleasurable time in the kitchen.
Reprinted over numerous decades, this is the hard-to-find 1950 first edition which was later split into two volumes. It contains a lovely gift inscription on the front endpaper from a dad to his daughter or son and dated Christmas, 1950, the year the cookbook was published. What fun it must have been to cook the winter away with such a book!
- Published in 1950
- Contains 781 pages
- Illustrated throughout with color photography and line drawings
In gorgeous vintage condition. There are no spots or stains or markings other than the aforementioned gift inscription. The spine is tight. All pages are intact.
Measures 10.25" inches (length) x 7.5" inches (width) x 2.5" inches (thickness) and weighs 4lbs