London: The Folio Society, 2006. Third Folio printing of the 1977 rivised edition. Hardcover in slipcase : pp. xxx (Remembering Elizabeth David, Authors introductions, Acknowledgements), 298; Illustrations by Sophie MacMarthy : Cloth spine lettered in gilt over illustrated paper covered boards; forest green endpapers; stitched headband in alternating aubergine and white; light green slipcase. Nash 1317. Fine. Item #1421
Popular cookery writer Elizabeth David (1913-1992) strongly influenced the the revitalisation of home cooking in Britain by writing about European cuisines. Sophie MacCarthy's iconic watercolours enliven both the cover and the pages of the book.
Italian Food was first published by Macdonald in 1954. A revised addition was published by Penguin Handbooks in 1963, and reprinted with revisions in 1969 and 1977.The text of this edition follows that of the 1977 printing, with minor emendations.