w/ decorations by J.E. Laboureur
Cassell & Company Limited
7.5" x 5.5"
A charming volume designed to be a guide for the hostess - with recipes, entertaining history, and delightful anecdotes. Xavier Marcel Boulestin (1878-1943) was a restaurateur, chef, and food writer. His London restaurant - The Restaurant Boulestin, was well respected, albeit expensive. Boulestin, who brought French classic food to British cooks became, in a way, a food celebrity. Among those influenced by Boulestin was the English food writer Elizabeth David. The French artist J. E. Laboureur was well known for his etching, lithography, and engraving.