The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

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Globe Pequot, Jun 1, 1998 - Cooking - 288 pages
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Alice B. Toklas's first collection, originally published in 1954, is chock-full of stories of meals shared with such famous friends as Thornton Wilder, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway: a rich mixture of food and friends, menus and memories. Herein are fascinating memories of wartime in Paris - the city that Toklas called home for most of her life - Spain, rural France, and America. (6 X 9, 304 pages, illustrations)
  

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Review: The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

I found a paperback copy of the cookbook in Asheville NC for $1.72 plus tax. It was the literary bargain of the year for me. This is not the hard-cover, ergo no introduction by MFK Fisher. But, the ... Read full review

Review: The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

User Review  - Sheryl - Goodreads

I adored this book as much for recipes and memoir, as for the peek into a bygone way if cooking which includes things like braised pigeon, and cooking on an asbestos mat(!). I have yet to try a recipe ... Read full review

Contents

Food in French Homes
9
Dishes for Artists
27
Murder in the Kitchen
35
Beautiful Soup
47
Food to which Aunt Pauline and Lady Godiva led us
55
Treasures
95
Food in the United States in 1934 and 1935
121
Littleknown French Dishes suitable for American and British Kitchens
137
Servants in France
167
Food in the Bugey During the Occupation
201
Recipes from Friends
225
The Vegetable Gardens at Bilignin
263
Index of Recipes
281
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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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