James Beard’s American Cookery (softcover)


The Washington Post has hailed American Cookery as “his chef d’oeuvre, [it] should take a place on the narrow shelf reserved for major American culinary literature.” And Time has called it “[t]he bible of American cooking by ‘the king of gourmets’.” “The beauty of this book is that it allows you . . . to experience firsthand what made James Beard special and unique. His voice can be heard through his no-nonsense recipes and the choices he made that celebrated even simple, humble dishes for what they were: good food.” (Colicchio, 2010). A classic cookbook in scarce 1st edition.



James Beard, James Beard’s American Cookery, Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1972, 1st, 877 including index, softcover, VERY GOOD. Pages are tight and clean with no marking or stains. Front cover has several very small stains, Binding is tight. Spine is not broken, but shows some wear from opening.