Saturday, February 06, 2010

Scanned... round the world in eight dishes

I found this book in a charityshop last Saturday. I snapped it up immediately because of its quirky illustrations and content. It is a cookbook / travel journal from 1955 (the edition I have is from 1962) by the wonderfully charismatic Lesley Blanch.

In addition to writing the book... she illustrated it too. The Golem above is to illustrate "Gollum's Dumplings" from the Ukraine... and her picture below is to bring a flavour to the roast lamb dish from "all the Arab countries".

It was an awesome find... and one that I treasure.


BTW... Olly and I were given a Canon Pixma MP490 printer/scanner for our Christmas from my folks. The scanner is particularly useful... and I intend to use if to share some of the glorious books I have. As such... I have started a new label - "scanned". Enjoy.

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