In The BNOTP Library: The Epicurean Collector

If you’re a lover of cooking, table setting, entertaining or antiques, the book I’m sharing this evening is a great one to consider for your library.

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In the BNOTP Library: The Epicurean Collector: Exploring the World of Culinary Antiques
Author: Patrick Dunne
Hardcover: 192 pages
Book Size: 10.3 x 9.7 x 0.9

The Epicurean Collector by Patrick Dunne


Patrick Dunne, the author of this book, used to have a column in each issue of Southern Accents. At the time of publication, Patrick had a shoppe in New Orleans called Lucullus. Wish I had remembered that when I was in New Orleans last May, I would have looked to see if it was still there.

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • This book shares the history (along with pictures) of all kinds of antiques related to cooking, serving food, dining and entertaining. If you love those kinds of antiques, you’ll enjoy this book. My favorite chapter in the book is the one titled “Landscaping the Dining Room.”
  • You’ll see cooking/serving pieces in this book that you will have never seen before. Lots of surprises and gives you a whole new appreciation for the history of the things we use and take for granted today.
  • Lots of beautiful pictures, photography is very well done.

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  1. Susan, this has been a favorite book on my shelves for many years. I never tire of looking at the beautiful tabletop photos in this book. I never went to his shop, but don’t you just know that would be a treat? Thanks for sharing yet another great resource.

  2. I have this one on my shelves, as well. Absolutely fabulous book!

  3. I knew that book had to be from New Orleans by the bignets & comquats on the cover! Yes, Lucullus is still in business on Chartres St. in the French Quarter near Jackson Square.

  4. bobbi duncan says

    The antique silver on the cover already has my heart skipping a beat…will have to check out this book! Thank you, Susan.

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