Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill, (1973). 8vo. Cloth-backed boards. xv, 444 p. 1st ed. Name sticker on endpaper; else fine in d.w. with a few spots on the spine & front panel and a small stain at base of spine. 
De Groot's "Recipes from The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth" (Auberge de l'Atre Fleuri) published in 1973 is a classic in its field. It is the story of how de Groot went to France to seek out the history of the liqueur Chartreuse. In doing so, he discovered the world of two women who cooked with the seasons, which became the focus of the book.