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Food and flavor

By FINCK, Henry Theophilus

subjects: gastronomy,

  • 1. Food and flavor | a gastronomic guide | to health and good living | by | Henry T. Finck | Illustrated by Charles S. Chapman
    London: John Lane, The Bodley Head; 1914
    20.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-xii] xiii-xviii, [1-2] 3-594   Purple cloth
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    Printed on the title-page is the quotation ""The destiny of nations depends upon what and how they eat" Brillat-Savarin.' Below the quotation there is a still-life of foodstuffs.
    Finck says in the preface that one of the main aims of the book is to show that Americans "have the material for the making of an even more gastronomic nation than the French'. There are thirteen chapters: "Ungastronomic America', "Vital importance of flavor', "Our denatured foods', "The science of savory cooking', "A noble art', "The future of cooking', "French supremacy", "Epicurean Italy', "German and Austrian delicacies', "British specialities', "Gastronomic America', "Commercial value of flavor' and "Gastronomic value of odors'. Pages 146-151 discuss cook books past and present.
    EngCat cites 6s as the price of the volume.

  • 2. — [Title as 1914]
    New York and London: Harper and Brothers; 1924
    20.5 x 13.5 cm   Pp [i-xii] xiii-xviii, [1-2] 3-604   Green cloth
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    The quotation and still-life on the title-page of the 1914 edition are repeated here. A new chapter, "Postcript: recent progress in food science', has been added at the end of the book correcting some errors in the previous edition.% American editions: Axford 162 lists two editions: New York: The Century Co, 1913, and New York: Harper, 1924.% 1060