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The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

Author: Alice B. Toklas. M.F.K. Fisher, foreword. Francis Rose, illus.

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

Author: Alice B. Toklas. M.F.K. Fisher, foreword. Francis Rose, illus.

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Item #: D13732
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780061995361
Memorialized in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was of course written by her more famous partner Gertrude Stein, Toklas did in fact write a memoir of her own—her personal cook book. Collecting recipes and sampling local dishes, Toklas delved into the culinary traditions of France long before Julia Child, and her nuanced directions are mingled with commentary, anecdotes, ... More
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Memorialized in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was of course written by her more famous partner Gertrude Stein, Toklas did in fact write a memoir of her own—her personal cook book. Collecting recipes and sampling local dishes, Toklas delved into the culinary traditions of France long before Julia Child, and her nuanced directions are mingled with commentary, anecdotes, and observations of dinners shared with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wilder, Matisse, Picasso, and other writers and artists in Paris between the wars. "It could almost be called a work of literary modernism," noted Janet Malcolm, while James Beard proclaimed "Alice was one of the really great cooks of all time."


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