Béhotéguy De Téramond's The Low Calorie French Cookbook 1964


by Béhotéguy De Téramond, Grosset and Dunlap, 1964. Hardback with DJ, 224 pages. We usually shy away from low-calorie cookbooks, but...about the time a new generation of young French chefs were beginning to think of breaking away from corseted recipes, and using fresh, seasonal ingredients and sauces without tons of flour and butter (and thereby re-inventing hauté cuisine), along comes this French woman, the daughter of the famous French novelist and the wife of an American diplomat, who writes this book, originally entitled "300 Recettes Culimaires pour Maigrir (par la Methode des Besses-Calories)." It sold more than 250,000 copies, IN FRANCE ALONE! You connect the dots.

The notes say De Téramond lost 60 pounds using these recipes in a period of five years. Whoa, Nellie! We are nevertheless amused that the color photo on the front cover shows a country ham with 1" of outside fat. What a find!

Previous owner's signature on FEP, slight wear at DJ extremities. Out of print, of course. VG+/VG.

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