Wine And Food. A Gastronomical Quarterly..
Bound in half green morocco, gilt, over green cloth boards; spine in compartments with raised bands. Original card covers and advertisements retained. Light wear to extremities, and some scattered foxing, largely confined to fly leaves and edges; otherwise a very good set.
FIRST TWELVE ISSUE OF THE GASTRONOMY JOURNAL
For the Wine and Food Society by Simpkin, Marshall, Ltd. Stationers' Hall Court, E.C.4.,
Edited by andré l. simon.
numbers 1-12, spring 1934 - winter 1936.
PERIODICAL. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. 6 x 9.25 inches. Average 20 advertisement and 85 text pages per issue.
The first twelve issues of Wine and Food, which continued until No. 149, 1970. It was the quarterly journal of The Wine and Food Society (now the International Wine and Food Society), founded in 1933 by André Simon (1877-1970), French resident in Britain, wine merchant, author and gourmet, who was the editor. The journal includes regular features, like memorable meals, notes and quotes, book reviews and reports of meetings and conferences. Numerous individual articles examine a wide range of food and drink related topics, including historical aspects of gastronomy, such as classical, Napoleonic and Regency cuisine and Christmas fare. Champagne, Cognac, hock, asparagus, paprika, pickles, apple pie, truffles, oysters and the onion are other subjects, as are various gastronomic tours; a notable example being Rhinehighway (1936), with its underlying theme of life in Nazi Germany.
[Stock No. 25584]