The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

Alice B. Toklas (Author) M. F. K. Fisher (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
August 10, 2010
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.78 X 7.96 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061995361
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About the Author

Alice B. Toklas was Gertrude Stein's "secretary-companion." For many years they lived together in France, Toklas cooking while Stein was writing. She is memorialized in Stein's most famous book, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992) was a preeminent American food writer. She was also a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. She wrote some twenty-seven books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Her books are an amalgam of food literature, travel, and memoir. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing.

Reviews

"It will be the fiercest Francophobe who can read Alice's recipes and not hanker for a taste, the dullest cook who will not want to get to the kitchen and try them out."--Time
"A cookbook that is delightful by way of its fine food has been made doubly pleasurable by the addition of shrewd worldly comment, by reminiscences, personalities, anecdotes, by the strong characters of the Misses Stein and Toklas."--New York Herald Tribune
"Alice was one of the really great cooks of all time.... The secret of her talent was great pains and a remarkable palate."--James Beard
"A book of character, fine food, and tasty human observation."--The New Yorker