Culinary Crafting The Art of Garnishing and Decorating Food by Doris McFerran Townsend illustrations by Joan Blume 1976 Rutledge Books

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Unleash your culinary creativity with Culinary Crafting: The Art of Garnishing and Decorating Food by Doris McFerran Townsend. Published in 1976 by Rutledge Books, this hardcover guide, complete with a dust jacket, spans 192 pages of innovative and accessible techniques to transform your cooking into an art form. Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or looking to enhance your presentation skills, this book offers a plethora of ideas to bring drama and eye appeal to your dishes with simplicity and fun.

Doris McFerran Townsend encourages readers to see beyond the plate, providing creative tricks with fresh basics and countless ideas for memorable presentations. Perfect for young culinary enthusiasts or anyone aiming to elevate their cooking with artistic flair, Culinary Crafting serves as an essential ABC of food presentation, written in an engaging style accessible to high school readers and beyond.

This edition not only promises to enrich your cooking experience but also adds a vintage charm to your cookbook collection. Embrace the joy of cooking and the art of presentation, and let your family be blessed by your creative efforts and cultivated memories.


  • Author: Doris McFerran Townsend
  • Illustrator: Joan Blume
  • Publisher: Rutledge Books
  • Year: 1976
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 10x7x1 inches
  • Condition: Good

Four Key Features:

  1. Creative Garnishing Techniques: Learn to decorate your food with style and ease.
  2. Accessible to Beginners: Ideal for young cooks and those new to culinary arts.
  3. Well-Written and Edited: Clear, high school-level language makes learning enjoyable.
  4. Inspiring Ideas: Cultivate memorable dining experiences through creative presentation.

Beyond The Final Page:

Transform everyday meals into extraordinary experiences with Culinary Crafting. This book isn't just about food; it's about turning your kitchen into a studio where every dish is a masterpiece. Dive in and let your culinary journey begin!


This vintage book is in good condition, showing minimal signs of wear. Please refer to the photos for a closer look, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or additional pictures.

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