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The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book
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The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

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by Alice B. Toklas
 

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“A book of character, fine food and tasty human observation."
The New Yorker

 

Featuring the recipes and memories of Alice B. Toklas—a prominent American expat who lived in France and was Gertrude Stein’s lover—The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book is a precursor to the classic works of famed French chefs

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“A book of character, fine food and tasty human observation."
The New Yorker

 

Featuring the recipes and memories of Alice B. Toklas—a prominent American expat who lived in France and was Gertrude Stein’s lover—The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book is a precursor to the classic works of famed French chefs Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher , and stands alongside Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas as a celebration of the fascinating life and times of the woman James Beard called, “one of the really great cooks of all time.”

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061995361
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
596,934
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.79(d)

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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.”

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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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.