New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, .
Octavo (21 x 14 cm.), 317 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. James Beard, "America's first foodie", as he is described by Mitchell Davis, founder of Kitchen Sense and formerly of the James Beard Foundation, and Sam Aaron, President of Sherry Wines (later Sherry Lehman), offer a guide to eating well on less money without cutting out the most delicious ingredients. The authors stay focused on taste and quality ingredients while steering the home cook toward dishes that will go soft on the wallet. In publisher's light blue cloth, near fine. Unclipped dust jacket has some creasing, rubbing to extremities, and a small stain on the bottom of the spine. Ownership signature to the front paste-down, otherwise generally very good.