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Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany (signed first edition)

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From the mind that brought you SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY comes a collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge surrounding the worlds of food and drink. SCHOTT'S FOOD AND DRINK MISCELLANY is a snapper up of unconsidered trifles (in both senses of the word) - from food history to cooking terms; cocktail recipes to dining etiquette; grace before meals to after-dinner toasts. What other book can tell you the accepted procedure when drinking from a Loving Cup; which potatoes are best for mashing; how to fold your napkins into a variety of pleasing shapes; the correct technique for lighting a cigar, or a Christmas pudding; or how to make the legendary 'Monster Egg'? SCHOTT'S FOOD AND DRINK MISCELLANY offers all this - and more. It will inform you of the King who served foie gras to his dog; the feast where guests ate in fear of their lives; the socialite who spiked his punch with benzedrine; and the dining club whose members ate their meals in reverse. An 'olla podrida' of all that is pertinent to wining, dining and socialising, SCHOTT'S FOOD AND DRINK MISCELLANY offers everything for the food-lover, wine-drinker, gastronome and glutton.

This 2003 hardback first edition has been signed by the author on the titlepage. The book is bound in a plastic, protective cellophane wrapper and with a removable paper band 'signed first edition'. There is a green ribbon bookmark. The pages are yellowing slightly and there is a little spotting along the bottom edge of the book block.

Item details

Author(s):
Ben Schott
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19cmx12.5cmx2.5cm
Edition:
2003 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747566542
ISBN-13:
9780747566540
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany (signed first edition)

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From the mind that brought you SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY comes a collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge surrounding the worlds of food and drink. SCHOTT'S FOOD AND DRINK MISCELLANY is a snapper up of unconsidered trifles (in both senses of the word) - from food history to cooking terms; cocktail recipes to dining etiquette; grace before meals to after-dinner toasts. What other book can tell you the accepted procedure when drinking from a Loving Cup; which potatoes are best for mashing; how to fold your napkins into a variety of pleasing shapes; the correct technique for lighting a cigar, or a Christmas pudding; or how to make the legendary 'Monster Egg'? SCHOTT'S FOOD AND DRINK MISCELLANY offers all this - and more. It will inform you of the King who served foie gras to his dog; the feast where guests ate in fear of their lives; the socialite who spiked his punch with benzedrine; and the dining club whose members ate their meals in reverse. An 'olla podrida' of all that is pertinent to wining, dining and socialising, SCHOTT'S FOOD AND DRINK MISCELLANY offers everything for the food-lover, wine-drinker, gastronome and glutton.

This 2003 hardback first edition has been signed by the author on the titlepage. The book is bound in a plastic, protective cellophane wrapper and with a removable paper band 'signed first edition'. There is a green ribbon bookmark. The pages are yellowing slightly and there is a little spotting along the bottom edge of the book block.

Author(s):
Ben Schott
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19cmx12.5cmx2.5cm
Edition:
2003 first edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747566542
ISBN-13:
9780747566540
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany (signed first edition)

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