front of slipcaseSOUTH AMERICAN GENTLEMAN'S COMPANION
by CHARLES H. BAKER, JR.
Crown: New York (1951).

Two-Volume HARDBACK Set. VERY GOOD with fading to spines of books, in slipcase. Books are clean with solid bindings. Slipcase has a few spatters.

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Including A SELECT COMPANY OF Hand-Picked South American Receipts, gleaned FROM DIVERS CHEFS OF high and low estate.
and A PERSONALLY COLLECTED REGIMENT OF Lively Liquid Masterpieces
plus Cunning & tasty
LATIN WAYS OF handling each course and quaff.

Readers unacquainted with the wonders of South American food and drink should brace themselves for a caballo of another tint. An encyclopedia, guidebook, cookery book, drink book and delightful travel story all rolled into one set, this two volume collection of exotic foodstuffs will satisfy anyone eager to try something a bit different.
Brazil nut chips, avocado-crabmeat-grapefruit hearts, oyster casserole, cold wild dove pate and hundreds of other dishes can be found in in volume one. In volume two, demanding drink connoisseurs will find sections on absinthe, angostura bitters, brandy, champagne, coffee-based drinks, coconut-based drinks, South American coolers, egg nogs, gin drinks, as well as proper drinking practices and hangover care.


Volume I: BEING AN EXOTIC COOKERY BOOK, Or, UP & DOWN the ANDES with KNIFE, FORK & SPOON.
INCLUDING:
A Select Company of Hand-Picked South American Receipts, each one Beloved & Notable in its Place, faithfully collected on a Journey Involving Over 30,000 Air-Miles Visiting & Eating in Every Civilized Section of than Great Continent.
NOT FORGETTING:
Certain Valuable Worlds to the Wise, Gleaned from Divers Chefs of High & Low Estate; Plus Cunning & Tasty Latin Ways of Handling Each Course in a meal, from Whets to the Close Involving Exotic Fruits & Sweets; & All compounded of Materials Visible on Shelf at any Reasonable Food Shop Here in the States; to Say Nothing of a Notable Roster of Strange & Delicious Sauces & Bastings for Fish, Flesh, Fowl & Vegetable, as Well as Wilder Games.

Volume II: BEING AN EXOTIC DRINKING BOOK Or, UP & DOWN the ANDRES with JIGGER, BEAKER & FLASK.
INCLUDING:
A Personally Tested Regiment of Lively Latin Liquid Masterpieces from Greater & Lesser Ports & Cities of South American Republics Lying South of the Big Ditch, as well as a Famous Few from the 3 Guianas.
NOT FORGETTING:
The Proper & Civilized Service of Beverages with Foods, together with Proven Formulae for Home Construction of Certain Delightful South American Bitters & Liquers; Meaty Kernels of Advice for Those Departing for the Bars, the Pathological Origin of Hangovers, Picker-Uppers and Aphrodisiacs, a Fine Upstanding Clutch of Temperance Delights, Plus the Only Authentic Thesis to Date on the Chilean & Listing those Purchasable here in the United States.

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