1964 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; SIGNED BY JAMES BEARD to original owner on inside page; drawings by Earl Thollander; Atheneum publishers, New York; many black and white illustrations; hardbound in lime and green boards with gilt lettering along spine; inside is very good condition with unmarked pages; covers have some aging and wear (see pics) but not bad; no dust jacket.
In this culinary journey, James Beard takes us back to the earliest days of his childhood when he started developing his precocious palate and lifelong "taste memories"-the ability to savor and remember the tastes and sensations of food. His enthusiasm for flavors, no matter how bold, would define Beard for the rest of his life. From devouring a raw onion as an infant to scouring the globe in search of local flavors as an adult, Delights and Prejudices is full of witty and illuminating stories that open a door into the world of one of America's first and perhaps greatest epicures. Packed with more than one hundred fifty recipes, including corn chili souffl'e, fried oysters, and peach preserves, this very personal account of his life is as close to an autobiography as Beard ever penned.