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The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book - Toklas, Alice B.

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book - Toklas, Alice B.

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Cover painting by Pablo Picasso; A 196; Clean, tight, unmarked; $1.65 price sticker to upper front corner of cover; light crease to inside edge of back cover; two light creases to spine; bright yellow covers; unfaded; very minimal wear; During the almost 40 years that she was Gertrude Stein's constant companion, Alice B. Toklas had a secret ambition, which she confesses in these pages: to write a book of her own. When she finally came to do so after Miss Stein's death, the two consuming interests of her life merged: her years with Miss Stein in France, where they were in constant contact with the great and near great; and the superb food she took such pleasure in preparing for Miss Stein and her distinguished guests. The result is "a book of character, fine food, and tasty human observation." (Janet Flanner) The reader is not only given a fine recipe for cold bass decorated a la Picasso but an engaging account of what happened when Picasso came to lunch and it was served to him. The more than 350 recipes here go all the way from Birthday Ice Cream for adults to Chicken Sute aux Ducs de Bourgogne. And the "tasty human observation" is turned on such men as Ernest Hemingway and Thornton Wilder.
Very Good
Mass Market Paperback
Anchor Press
Garden City, NY

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