Gourmet's Menus for Contemporary Living, Text by Evie Righter, with wine suggestions by Gerald Asher, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1985, hardcover with dust jacket, 347pp.
A lavishly illustrated collection of recipes organized into 68 menus, ranging from a Bountiful Brunch to an Elegant Little Supper, by the editors and photographers at Gourmet magazine. Fans of the late great cooking monthly will be reminded of its clear yet elegant prose in the Suggestions sections within each menu, amid the clearly written and tested recipes.
This was the first cookbook produced by Gourmet in over a decade, and the seventh since 1950.
"Everything here is tempting. Nothing is fussy. Nothing is boring ... every dish both delights the palate and pleases the eye: a tureen of steaming Greek lamb-avgolemono soup, for example ... an elegant eggplant souffle with red pepper or a spinach and feta loaf for supper ... trout baked on orange wild rice or oyster-stuffed cod wrapped in leek leaves for special seafood fare ... chocolate fondue with strawberries or a black walnut rose-water cake as a finale."
Contents: Breakfast, Brunches, Lunches; Options Al Fresco; Simple Suppers; A Dozen Dinners; Special Occasions; Index.
A worthy addition to your cookbook collection. In excellent vintage condition, clean, intact, very lightly worn hard covers vinyl-coated so they may be wiped clean, dust jacket bright and in good repair. Photos are of actual book you will receive.