The Art of French Cooking

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The Art of French Cooking, by Fernande Garvin. According to the front cover, this is French cooking as a French housewife would prepare it. A wealth of recipes for tasty, nourishing soups, succulent main dishes, ravishing sauces, and tender pastries. 

With the inscription: To Jan, my husband, because there are no men like the ones his mother used to make. 

A vintage basic french cookbook for home cooks. With sections about the French table, cooking French dishes in the USA, cooking as an art, the care and feeding of body and soul, and more than a few pages on wine - cooking with wine, selecting wine, drinking wine, a meal without wine, what to know about wine, and more. Including more than 200 recipes from hors d'oeurves to fish, meat, vegetables, and pastry and desserts.

Bantam Books, Inc. Paperback., 181 pp., First published in 1958, this shelf edition is c. 1965. 

With some loose pages and crumbly edges. 

Please note that this book is vintage, and has been used and read. We do our best to choose only the best items for our vintage collection, but if you are looking for new and shiny, this is probably not for you.