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The Gold Cookbook, Louis P. De Gouy. 1960

With an introduction written by Oscar of the Waldorf, one could hardly say this publication  of notable reference was ever in question of becoming a standard in fine cuisine instruction. Oscar writes,” The perfection of the art of making culinary combinations is the production of a  happy combination, in which the elementary flavors are all lost and indistinguishable in the new one created by their combined effect on the palate”. It is a beautiful reference full of gorgeous recipes. By fortune I found my copy at an estate sale in Houston, Texas.

notable recipes: apple pan dowdy, cherry chess pie, blueberry souffle