International Gastronomy Foods of the World Cookbook Set of 59 Books Total
This is an amazing discovery in international gastronomy! Great gift or resource for chefs, foodies, and food bloggers. Thousands of international recipes at your fingertips.
- Complete 59 book set of Foods of the World by Time-Life Books (1968-1971)
- 27 hardcover "Coffee Table Books"
- 27 corresponding spiral Recipe Books
- 5 Supplement Booklets
- 2700+ Recipes
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I would call this a once in a lifetime opportunity because I have never seen anything like it in all my years.
(Don't miss all the pictures below!)
The hardcover books measure 8½x11 and contain 208 pages each with approximately 40,000 words each. There are beautiful lavish photos with step-by-step instructions for each countries dishes. Includes about 100 recipes in each book.
Each hardcover book has a corresponding recipe book. It is spiral bound for easier use in the kitchen while also protecting the beautiful hardback book from getting dirty. The spiral books measure 9 x 6.
Each book in the series had specialist recipe writers, editors, and testers, including some of my favorite chefs and food writers like MFK Fisher, James Beard, and Jacques Poupon.
Published 1968: American Cooking. Cooking of China, Cooking of Italy. Cooking of Provincial France, Cooking of Scandinavia, Cooking of Vienna's Empire, Latin American Cooking, Wines and Spirits
Published 1969: Cooking of the British Isles, Cooking of Germany, Cooking of India, Cooking of Japan, Cooking of Spain and Portugal, Middle Eastern Cooking, Russian Cooking
Published 1970: African Cooking, American Cooking: New England, American Cooking: The Northwest, Classic French Cooking, Cooking of the Caribbean Islands, Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking, Quintet of Cuisines
Published 1971: American Cooking: Creole and Acadian, American Cooking: The Eastern Heartland, American Cooking: The Great West, American Cooking: The Melting Pot, American Cooking: Southern Style
Supplements: Kitchen Guide 1968, Supplement Number One Foods of the World 1968, Supplement Number Two Foods of the World 1969, Foods of the World Temporary Recipe Index 1970, Menu Guide & Recipe Index (cover stained badly) 1971
All books are in good vintage condition.
Some books have more scuffs or more end bumping than others. The covers with darker backgrounds have more obvious surface scuffs. A corner dents on some books. Only the India book has the owner's name written in ink in the front of the book.
The recipe booklets were used for cooking so there are more stains, bumps, other minor cover damage. I am happy to answer any questions or take any photos you may want.