Inscribed Fireside printing of the "autobiographical journal of America's most noted food authority."
DELIGHTS & PREJUDICES
"The kitchen, reasonably enough, was the scene of my first gastronomic adventure. I was on all fours. I crawled into the vegetable bin, settled on a giant onion and ate it, skin and all. It must have marked me for life, for I have never ceased to love the hearty flavor of raw onions."
The joyful reminiscences in this book, companionably illustrated with drawings by Earl Thollander, capture the many compelling aspects of Beard's approach to food that made his work so popular. First published in 1964, it is an excellent example of the autobiographical food writing tradition that goes back as far as Brillat-Savarin's 1825 PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE.
(New York): Simon and Schuster, (1964). 9.25'' x 5''. Original perfect-bound white photographic wrappers. Illustrated by Earl Thollander. , 337,  pages. Inscribed by Beard in green ink on front endpaper. Bookplate matching inscription recipient name on front pastedown. Some shelfsoil to wrappers, creasing to spine, corners faintly bumped.
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