[Paris]: Corrêa, 1940; ©1940.
Octavo (19 x 12 cm.), 190,  pages. FIRST EDITION.
Édouard de Pomiane, professor at the Institute Scientifique d'Hygiène Alimentaire, sets out here to give the home cook the tools – including recipes – to think beyond commercial marketing with some basic knowledge of the scientific basis of nutrition. His concern here is the moment when the aesthetic concerns of gastronomy must take a back seat to addressing hunger. The recipes supplied seem, to this cataloguer, ill-fitted to such a purpose, and include Cassoulet aux Cerises, Filet Grand Veneur, and Pigeons en Cocotte, to name but a few. Some age-toning to text block. In publisher’s printed wrappers, with some neat splitting at the hinges. [OCLC locates eleven copies, just two in the US].