Monte-Carlo and its treasures

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A wonderful exhibition just opened in the Principality of Monaco, at the well know cultural espace Scripta Manent (in Latin: the writings stay). 100 important cooking books made by authors-artists between the XV and the XIX centuries are exposed for the eclectic public, used here to see beautiful and  valuable things. Some of the most astonishing creations, like the “Opera” illustrated by Bartolomeo Scappi, who was the cook of the only anorexic Pope of the history, Pius V. You can admire 27 engraved plates that illustrate the containing of a Renaissance kitchen. Price: on request. Very rare book, you can admire another copy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. www.scriptamanent-monaco.com

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