No date, early 20th century. Originally a paperback, now professionally rebound as a hardcover in blue cloth, leather spine label, endpapers and silk reading ribbon. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Page margins have quaint age toning. 110 pages. Unusual book, not mentioned in the main bibliographies. A small volume with an attractive cover depicting a young female cook preparing a gelatin dessert. Renaudet was a selective collector and meticulous recorder of little known French provincial recipes, seeking the best examples of household cookery. It has never been translated into English and is near impossible to find. All of the recipes were collected and tested by Benjamin Renaudet, from provincial kitchens. Benjamin Renaudet: [translation] 'Found in all French provinces are recipes for cakes , pastries , fruit flans , etc., inexpensive and exquisite. I gathered in this little manual, a selection of the best of these recipes, with smallness of cost, and the ease of their implementation.' Contents: Pour Preparer la Patisserie; Gateaux et Galettes; Petits Gateaux Sees; La Patissere de Friture; Les Biscuits; Gateaux Moules; Flans, Tartes et Tartelettes; gaufres, Plaisirs et Meringues.
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