Indulgences: One Cook's Quest for the Delicious Things in Life

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (26) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $7.78   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2012

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New SAVE $$$-DISCOUNTED SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF 2 OR MORE BOOKS! New old stock. (Bought out book store. ) Dust jacket may show shelf wear. Fast and careful shipping!

Ships from: Round Rock, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of Growing Up on the Chocolate Diet again explores edible pleasures, in this case those that range from apricots (cold cream-of-apricot soup, hazelnut-and-apricot dacquoise) to white truffles (with pasta or scrambled eggs). An indulgence is defined as ``food that is so special that it transcends everyday eating,'' and Brody has more than a passing acquaintance with champagne, fraises des bois, lobster, Roquefort, royal Riviera pears, smoked salmon, tenderloin and white asparagus. The point of Indulgences is not so much the cooking of these high-priced delicacies but the relentlessly civilized ingestion of them. Brody's many encounters with the good life include beluga caviar served on silver dishes and spooned up with gold paddles at Petrossian in Manhattan and a chocolate birthday souffle at the Hotel Cipriani, which sits on its own private island across the harbor from Venice, Italy. Readers who don't mind vicarious thrills will enjoy the pleasant, friendly and frequently funny narrative. Illustrations. (August 26)
Library Journal
Veteran food-writer Brody has written a pleasant book filled with recipes for rich, tasty treats. She aptly calls the featured foods ``indulgences,'' and so they are by virtue of being rare, or difficult to get, or expensive, or all three. The rare category includes such as fraises de bois and mascarpone; the expensive, lobster and white truffles. Depending upon where you live, the difficult to get might include crayfish, or fresh figs. The recipes we tried, such as Jalapeno Surprise (made with peanut butter), were sometimes odd, but good. Recommended where there is demand for the exotic. Johanna Ezell, Mont Alto Campus. Lib., Pennsylvania State Univ.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316109062
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 7/10/1987
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 334

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)