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Fruit- A Connoisseur's Guide and Cookbook

Alan Davidson/Charlotte Knox

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ISBN 10: 0671728849 / ISBN 13: 9780671728847
Published by Simon and Schuster, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Opulent, beautiffuly illustrated guide to fruit and fruit recipes. Fine, in near Fine , un-clipped D. J. Size: Large 4vo. Bookseller Inventory # 3622

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Title: Fruit- A Connoisseur's Guide and Cookbook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Charlotte Knox

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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An illustrated guide to fruit is part reference guide, part art book, and part cookbook, celebrating the joys of fruits and nuts

From Publishers Weekly:

Davidson and Knox, collaborators on Seafood , team up again on this beautiful and practical guide to fruits and nuts harvested worldwide. In size, seriousness and attention to detail, the volume is rather atlas-like. And it's overdue, what with "the astonishing changes which have taken place in the last two decades in the availability of what were formerly . . . exotic fruits." Crisply written, spectacularly illustrated, the book diverges into etymology and history--and the "sexual habits" of the papaya--as well as providing recipes and preparation tips. While recipes are culled from many sources and countries, some of the most interesting are examples of British confectionery at its most enchanting: Sir Kenelm Digby's cordial tabletssic (a sugar cure), Brompton Cemetery blackberry foolsic and Cumberland plate cake.sic Also included are recipes for conserved fruits (candied, glaced, and leathered), along with illustrated techniques for coring and carving pineapple and peeling and dicing mango.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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