Cuisine Minceur. Translated and adapted by...
[London: Macmillan, 1977].
Octavo (24 x 16 cm.), 412,  pages. Illustrated. Index. FIRST U.K. EDITION. Published a year after the French original issued by Robert Laffont as Le Grande Cuisine Minceur, Les recettes de... (1976). A landmark work in the cuisine of dieting. Chef Michel Guérard rejects the idea that "slimming cuisine" is incompatible with haute cuisine. The book is part a manifesto on healthy cooking, and an examination of recipes of the past in the light of finding less-rich options. In publisher's orange-ish buckram. Dust jacket is price-clipped, and the front flap is creased. Some toning to the jacket, but otherwise overall fine. Inscribed, and with a drawing of a flower in the year of publication, "To Willie, Bon Appetit! Michel Guerard, 1977"