The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

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"I know now as well as I did thirty years ago that The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book would feed my soul abundantly if I could find no other nourishment, just as it would make me smile in the midst of sadness, and feel braver if I risked faltering."--from the Foreword by M. F. K. Fisher
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Overview

"I know now as well as I did thirty years ago that The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book would feed my soul abundantly if I could find no other nourishment, just as it would make me smile in the midst of sadness, and feel braver if I risked faltering."--from the Foreword by M. F. K. Fisher
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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: 9780385094399
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1954

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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