The Gourmet's Directory: Where to Buy Good Food - Compiled by Anne BeechCroom Helm, 1975, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels with a little edgewear and a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel.
Illustrated with line drawings.
From the cover: “Gourmet cooking demands the best ingredients. This directory of more than a thousand shops and farms tells you where to get the very best in food throughout Great Britain.
The greengrocer who knows his produce and respects its season, the butcher, the fishmonger and the other knowledgeable small retailers are a rare species, elusive and in many places nearly extinct. The Gourmet’s Directory aims to put you back in touch with these specialist suppliers so that you can experiment and expand the range of your cooking without the frustrations of supermarket shopping.
British food has always had a great range of regional dishes which owe their origin and development to the natural produce of the region. The articles which preface each section of the directory highlight many of these and demonstrate that the tastes and foods that we enjoy are part of a long history, a process to be appreciated and respected and not lightly dismissed in the headlong rush towards standardisation.”