Von Welanetz Guide to Ethnic Ingredients, 1982: With More than 150 Recipes and Information on Buying, Storage, Preparation, and Use, written by Diana and Paul Von Welanetz. Published by J.P. Tarcher, Inc.in 1982. Hard cover with dust jacket. 731 pages. Stated first edition, first printing. Both book and dust jacket in mint condition. Definitely gift quality.
Following the chapter on general herbs, spices, and seasoning blends, the book has chapters on the spices of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Regional America. There’s also a chapter on recommended ethnic cookbooks.
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