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A TASTE OF PARIS Theodora Fitzgibbon FAMOUS RECIPES Cook Book (1974 1st US ed)

A TASTE OF PARIS Theodora Fitzgibbon FAMOUS RECIPES Cook Book (1974 1st US ed)

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By Theodora Fitzgibbon

Period photographs specially prepared by George Mprrison

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1974. First American edition. Hardback book with dust jacket. 119 pages plus a 4-page index. Illustrated with photographs prepared by George Morrison.


Avery good first American edition. The dust jacket still has its original price intect and is in very good condition with no tears and is now in a removable mylar sleeve to protect it. Boards and spine very good. All contents present and pages in good clean condition throughout. No names or writing to the book. Overall very good.

Theodora FitzGibbon (1916–1991) was an Irish cookery writer, model and actress.

In 1952 she was commissioned to write a cookery book, Cosmopolitan Cookery in an English Kitchen. She bought a Henry Moore gouache with the book advance. A further twenty-five cookery books included the highly popular series A Taste of, which focused on regional specialities: A Taste of Ireland (1968), A Taste of Scotland, ‘’West Country’’, ‘’Wales’’, ‘’London’’, A Taste of the Sea, A Taste of Paris, A Taste of Rome, A Taste of the Lake District, A Taste of Yorkshire. These books extended the context of recipes with geography, history, sociology, photography and illustrations. Notable other books include the encyclopaedic The Food of the Western World (1976) which took fifteen years to write and included recipes from thirty-four countries, which won the Glenfiddich Special Gold Medal in 1976, and Eat Well and Live Longer (1968). In 1987 she was awarded the Prix Choucroutre First Prize for European Food Journalism at Bonn. She was one of the founding members of the Irish Food Writers' Guild and became the Guild's first president.
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