Fruit a Connoisseur's Guide and Cookbook

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Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 192 pages. 

Copyright: 1991 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

Author: Alan Davidson and Charlotte Knox 

ISBN: 9780671728847

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Description: M.F.K. Fisher described their first collaboration in Seafood as "without a doubt one of the handsomest as well as the most useful" books she had ever seen. In Fruit, Alan Davidson and Charlotte Knox have again combined their extraordinary talents in a breathtaking celebration of our favorite natural foods. 

Alan Davidson draws on a lifetime's travels around the world in this intriguing and informative account of the edible fruits and nuts of the world. Tracing a fascinating path through the natural and social history of fruits and nuts, he explores their discovery, their influence on the people and cultures who came to treasure them, the names they are given in different languages, and their culinary uses. This outstanding anthology includes over 100 delicious recipes, such as Mango and Almond Tart, Raspberry Buckle, Austrian Apricot Dumplings, and Passion Fruit Souffle. 

The book organizes the fruits and nuts first by climate and then by families of species, beginning with temperate zones and moving on to semitropical and tropical regions. Each profile is faced with one of Charlotte Knox's culinary and botanical masterpieces. Recipes are listed -- some familiar and simple, others exciting and exotic -- in the extensive cookery section at the back of the book. 

Charlotte Knox's original paintings explore the drama and subtlety of over 300 variations and species of fruits and nuts -- their skins and shells, their blooms, their flesh, their aerial and leafy habitats -- evoking the sensuous beauty of their colors, shapes, and textures. Together, writer and artist have created an exquisite work on fruits and nuts unlike any other -- one to take from the kitchen to the living room, to the study, and back again. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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