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Adam Hilger, 1988, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.

An Anthology on Food and Drink by Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society. From the cover: “Here is an entertaining collection of pieces, ranging from recipes to historical notes and from mathematical treatments to technical descriptions, which challenges the layman’s stereotyped view of the professional scientist as an impractical eccentric — or rather the ‘impractical’ is challenged, the eccentric shines through! Almost all the articles were written especially for this book — nowhere else will the ambitious cook find a recipe of such sophistication as Seymour Rabinovitch’s ‘Boiled can’, or a description of a lamb chop quite like that provided by R McNeill Alexander, or a learned dissertation on boiling an egg to equal that of Richard Gardner and Rosa Beddington, inspired by Joshua Ledeberg. Whether your interest is scientific, culinary or both, this book will provide an amusing insight into science in the kitchen and the gustatory preoccupations of some of the world’s best brains, proving that scientists have a sense of humour and slightly more than a soupcon of common sense, and that some of them can enjoy writing light-heartedly on subjects outside their speciality.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 261
ISBN: 0852743017
Introduction: Sir George Porter

£28.50 (Now Sold)