Esquire Culinary Companion: Esquire Culinary Companion or Being an Exotic Cookery Book Or, Around Europe with Knife, Fork, and Spoon. Written by Charles H. Baker, Jr., the author of The Gentleman’s Companion and the South American Gentleman’s Companion. In this book, Baker takes on Europe. Crown Publishers Inc., New York, 1959. Cloth Hard Cover. 320 pages. Book in mint condition–as-if-new! Dust jacket has a few dings, but is in excellent vintage condition. Wonderful recipes for food and beverages from restaurants in France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, England, Norway, and Sweden. He visits several restaurants in each country, provides a colorful review of the restaurants, then gives one–often elaborate–recipe from each restaurant, written in a clever, conversational tone. Includes “Word to the Wise on Wines” chapter, as well as an excellent chapter on growing and using herbs.
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