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The Gentleman's Companion, An Exotic Cookery and Drinking Book (2 Volumes) Hardcover – January 1, 1946


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 437 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publishers (1946)
  • ASIN: B0007DPMJY
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,117,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Okultrarunner on September 27, 2011
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These volumes are quite unique & provide a great humerous side to foods & drinks around the world in earlier days travel.

Highly recommended & quite informative.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Rubin on February 2, 2011
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My dad gave me a set of these when I was little and then I somehow lost track of them. I was lucky to find a very reasonably priced set here on Amazon (along with the even rarer South American Companion set.) Oh, joy!

The books are detailed accounts of food and drink recipes as they were encountered in their 'native habitats' as cooked and mixed by the people who originally came up with the recipes in the first place. But to me the best part of the books are is the travelogue - personal thoughts of a playboy and raconteur from almost 100 years ago. I imagine if Anthony Bordain had a spiritual forefather, this guy may have been it.

Think you're cool? You don't know cool until you've traveled the Amazon by steamer.
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