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Specialites de la Maison mona bismarck

Specialites de la Maison


Original edition of this attractive charity cookbook for THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF FRANCE with decorations by Alajalov, and dust jacket by Clement Hurd (who illustrated "Goodnight Moon"). Organized by Elsie de Wolfe's friend Miss Anne Morgan. Recipes by celebrities & socialites include: La Petite Marmite by Gogo Schiaparelli; Le Petit Borsch by Mrs Igor Stravinsky; Tomato & Clams by Fulco di Verdura, Helen Keller's Lobster a la Newburg; Lawrence Olivier's Moules Farcies; Frankfurters with Chile Sauce by Valentina; Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt's Cold Roquefort Souffle; Anita Loos' Liver Burger; Conde Nast's Smithfield Ham; Southern Fried Chicken by Talullah Bankhead; Aldous Huxley's Paella a la Valenciana; Noel Coward's Filet de Chevreuil; Charlie Chaplin's Sour Cream Hot Cakes; Pineapple Sherbert by Miss Elizabeth Arden; Tea Punch by Cecil Beaton; Egg Nog by Mrs Harrison Williams [Mona Bismarck], etc, etc. VG/G (attractive dj has some stains, edge wear, loss at spine- now protected in a plastic sleeve). Faint damp stain at top corner of back panel.
American Friends of France, 1940
hardcover, very good condition, good dust jacket


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