Le Livre de Michel Bras.

Rodez: Editions du Rouergue, 1991.

Quarto ( x cm.), 315, [2] pages. Index. Illustrated from photographs by Willy Bplanalp (recipe photographs) & Alain Willaume (countryside photographs). FIRST EDITION. Michel Bras' iconic first cookbook, covering his cuisine of the Midi-Pyrenees, from his restaurant in Laguiole and with images of the surrounding countryside. There is a section on regional wines, as well as one on local edible plants, with color drawings illustrating flowers. Bras (1946-present) was an early promoter of the foraging movement, wandering the Midi-Pyrenees in search of herbs and edible plants to use in his Nouvelle Cuisine. In publisher's gray cloth, titled in silver; original dust jacket. Neat ownership signature of an esteemed collector to free front endpaper, otherwise fine.

Price: $600.00