The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

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Overview

Long before Julia Child discovered French cooking, Alice B. Toklas was sampling local dishes, collecting recipes, and cooking for the writers, artists, and expats who lived in Paris between the wars. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wilder, Matisse, and Picasso shared meals at the home she kept with Gertrude Stein, who famously memorialized her in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, however, is her true memoir: a collection of traditional French recipes ...

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Overview

Long before Julia Child discovered French cooking, Alice B. Toklas was sampling local dishes, collecting recipes, and cooking for the writers, artists, and expats who lived in Paris between the wars. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wilder, Matisse, and Picasso shared meals at the home she kept with Gertrude Stein, who famously memorialized her in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, however, is her true memoir: a collection of traditional French recipes that predates Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Toklas supplies familiar recipes such as coq au vin, bouillabaisse, and boeuf bourguignon, along with what is perhaps the earliest instructions for haschich fudge (“which anyone could whip up on a rainy day"), and she entertains with fascinating memories of Paris—Toklas' home for most of her life—and of rural France, Spain, and America.

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Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“A book of character, fine food, and tasty human observation.”
Time
“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.”
New York Herald Tribune
“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.”
James Beard
“Alice was one of the really great cooks of all time.... The secret of her talent was great pains and a remarkable palate.”
Time Magazine
"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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061995361
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 359,380
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

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    This is not only a fascinating look at France during the early part of the 20th century, with some wonderful tales about ex-patriots, Alice Toklas and Gertrude Stein (told from Alice's point of view), but the recipes are wonderful. I've made quite a few, and while they may not all be 'health-conscious,' they are delicious. This is for literature lovers, history lovers and foodies. Highly recommended.

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