Dekorationen der modernen Kalten Küche / Modern Cold Dishes and their Decoration / Cuisine froide modern et decorations
Booklet "Moderne Kaltgerichte und Dekorationen" plus 3 volumes of plates in cloth-backed portfolio enclosure with flaps and fabric ties. Second edition, so stated on folder; no edition remarks in contents. Oblong 8vo, 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Very Good with mild fraying and tearing to the folder, contents Near Fine. 80pp explanatory booklet is a bit fragile, printed in simultaneous German, English and French. Offers detailed instructions for preparing and assembling the finished dishes, as well as abbreviated recipes for making the component parts, like ham paste, as necessary. 170 plates, about one-third in color, housed in 3 additional booklets. Over 700 total illustrations of supremely artistic cold dishes, including assorted meat concoctions dressed like patisserie. Savory dishes comprise the bulk of the explanatory text given by the eminent but elusive gastronomic aesthetician, Reinhold Kerk. Plate volumes are full of geometric, floral and figurative designs that apply to food presentation in general. Decorative techniques for painting jellies and truffles, even some schematics for ice sculptures and pedestals. Tons of period flair. Arguably absurd. 1 copy in OCLC.