The Royal Cookery Book

By Jules Gouffé

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Original Publisher
Date of publication
1867
ISBN
1402178115

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Peter Hertzmann

Author and Historian

Also Le livre de Conserves (1869) and Le livre de Pâtisserie (1873) by the same author. These works are each a bible unto themselves. Later editions often contain the same words but cheapened the printing. The original with the chromoliths was really the coffee-table book of the 19th century. Each of the three books was translated beautifully into English by Alphonse Gouffé, his brother.

Swen Kernemann-Mohr

Culinary bookseller

Also called the cooking bible or gourmet bible. Wonderful lithographies, which Salvador Dali copied without credit!

Christophe Lavelle

Biophysicist, epigeneticist and food scientist

Hervé This

Director of the AgroParisTech-INRA International Centre for Molecular Gastronomy