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Le Gioie della Mensa. Manuale di Economia Domestica e di Cucina per le Famiglie.

356 pp. volume on home economics and cooking for families in 1930's Italy, compiled by Ada Bonfiglio Krassich, the first section focused on topics related to domestic economy such as home organization, family administration, nutrition, laundry and how to remove types of stains, cleaning various types of surfaces and objects, cleaning and peeling fruits and vegetables, and conserving certain foods, the second section full of recipes arranged by category, including antipasti, salads, broths and soups, pasta, filled pastas, gnocchi, risotto, sauces, eggs and frittatas, beef, veal, chicken, lamb/rabbit/pork, other poultry, wild birds, organ meat, meatballs/tripe/polenta, fish, mushrooms, vegetables and beans, pastries and desserts, marmalades and ice creams, and liquors and beverages. Scattered illustrations including drawings of completed dishes. Some slight browning throughout. 8vo. Original decorative boards, some soiling, slight warping of front cover, edgewear, two small splits along spine, overall very good. Milan (Casa Editrice Sonzogno/Alberto Matarelli) 1934. (La Cucina Moderna).

A scarce copy of this 1930's Italian cookbook and domestic economy manual; as of January 2020, WorldCat locates only two holdings of this work in North American libraries.

Book ID: 50512

Price: $650.00