Title: A Table in Tuscany
Author: Leslie Forbes
Illustrator: Leslie Forbes
Year: 1985 (First Edition)
Publisher: Webb & Bower (Publishers) Limited
Remarks: Signed by author
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: Better than Good
The mention of Tuscany evokes vivid images of dark cypresses leading to grand Renaissance palaces; vineyards disappearing into a hazy horizon; and dusty tracks through mediæval villages that end in hilltop olive groves. In 1984, the author set off for this scenic region, sketchbook and pencil in one hand and knife and fork in the other. The result is this book: a collection of authentic recipes punctuated by her observations, conversations and local gossip. More than just a cookery book, A Table in Tuscany is the record of a culinary odyssey through the heart of italy.
Stunningly illustrated in colour throughout. All text has been handwritten in beautiful calligraphy. Colour photo of author printed on rear flap of jacket.
Signed by author on verso: "Leslie Forbes, June '85". Forest green cloth boards with gilt text on spine. Jacket unclipped (bears original price of £9.95). Minor scuffing along top. Small, lossless tear in lower right corner of front board and another at the rear. A few minor stains (refer to image), otherwise the jacket is in very good condition.
Measures 26.5 cm × 17.5 cm (10.6″ × 7×). 4to. 160 pp.