300 Culinary Receipts: One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs; One Hundred Ways of Cooking Fish; One Hundred Desserts

By: Filippini, Alessandro [Alexander]

Price: $200.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Thick oblong hardcover, 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, 122; 121; 121 pages, advertisements; boards soiled and darkened with wear at extremities, adhesion injury to front endpaper where a bookplate was likely removed, lightly toned pages, sound binding. Alessandro Filippini was a Swiss born chef at Delmonico's Restaurant in New York in the second half of the 1800s, and a cookbook author. He anglicized his name and operated professionally as Alexander Filippini. After twenty five years at Delmonico's, Filippini retired and dedicated himself to writing cookbooks. In his recipes he gives precise measurements while most cookbooks of the time were using imprecise, general measurements. In the notes at the beginning of One Hundred Ways of Cooking Fish, he says, "A pinch of salt represents 205 grains, or a tablespoonful. Half a pinch of pepper represents 38 grains, or a teaspoonful. A third of a pinch of nutmeg represents 13 grains, or half a teaspoonful." Precise indeed.

Title: 300 Culinary Receipts: One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs; One Hundred Ways of Cooking Fish; One Hundred Desserts

Author Name: Filippini, Alessandro [Alexander]

Categories: Cooking,

Publisher: New York, H. M. Caldwell: 1892

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall

Seller ID: 001078

Keywords: DELMONICOS RESTAURANT ANTIQUE COOKBOOKS COOKERY OLD COOK BOOKS RECIPE COLLECTION