Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris (Modern Library Series)

Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris (Modern Library Series)

by A.J. Liebling, A.J. Liebling
     
 

Between Meals is a rare and bountiful feast in which New Yorker writer and legendary gourmand A. J. Liebling recounts his joyous apprenticeship in the fine art of eating. His initiation begins in 1926, when at the age of twenty-two he journeys to Paris to study for a year at the Sorbonne - and "feeding" soon becomes one of his major subjects. He writesSee more details below

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Between Meals is a rare and bountiful feast in which New Yorker writer and legendary gourmand A. J. Liebling recounts his joyous apprenticeship in the fine art of eating. His initiation begins in 1926, when at the age of twenty-two he journeys to Paris to study for a year at the Sorbonne - and "feeding" soon becomes one of his major subjects. He writes with awe and a touch of envy of his mentor Yves Mirande, "one of the last of the great around-the-clock gastronomes of France," who would polish off a six-course lunch complete with a good bottle of Bordeaux and one of Champagne - and then begin to contemplate dinner over a glass of Armagnac. Liebling recalls too his own equally rich life between meals with Angele, a young and amorous woman of robust appetites who never resents being though of as enjoyable. "You should not read this deliscious book," said The New York Times Book Review, "if you get guilt feelings about the intake of too much cholesterol, or a jolly untortured sex life, or gaining weight, or any of the other sensory pleasures againts the twentieth-century man oftem seems to struggle."

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ISBN-13:
9780679601425
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/24/1995
Series:
Modern Library Series
Edition description:
1995 Modern Library ed
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.25(d)

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James Salter
Between Meals is a kind of guide to a legendary Paris, parts of which no longer exist. Liebling was collecting, like the bits of string and shiny metal the magpie brings back to its nest, the discarded things that carry emotional power, fragments of a fabulous and disappearing city, the same city that Hemingway and Gertrude Stein fell in love with.

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