Tiflis: Shroma, 1928. 149 pp. 23x16 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Small tears of spine with minor fragments lost, partly detached from the text block with two small tears of title page, foxing on covers and few stains on t.p. Otherwise very good and clean.
First edition. One of 1500 copies. Very rare, especially in this condition. Cover design was created by O. Buravleva.
An early Soviet Georgian cookbook provides basic rules of nutrition, as well as a lot of recipes, including meat and vegetarian meals. The book is notably divided into sections: for everyone, adults and children. The latter also includes ‘treating food’ and these recipes should have been used in cases of illness and after medical advice only. The cookbook was issued in one of the main publishing houses of Georgia and, alongside Russian and European cuisines, contains some Georgian-cuisine recipes like matzoon, kumela and badrijani.
The edition was later reprinted several times in collaboration with the Georgian Institute of Maternity and Childhood Protection. Apart from this cookbook, the authors issued ‘Basics of Nutrition for Children’ and ‘Mother’s Advice on Raising a Baby’ and ‘Meals for a Child’, the last one became a children’s section of this particular edition.
Not in Worldcat.