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An Omelette and a Glass of Wine (Cook's Classic Library)

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ISBN13: 9781558215719
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An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, a collection of articles originally written for The Spectator, Gourmet magazine, Vogue, and The (London) Sunday Times, among others, is the penultimate book by Elizabeth David. This revered classic volume contains delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are the collection's namesake essay and other such gems as "Syllabubs and Fruit Fools," "Sweet Vegetables, Soft Wine," "Pleasing Cheeses," and "Whisky in the Kitchen." Her many admirers will cherish this new edition, and readers coming to know Ms. David for the first time will marvel at her wisdom and grace.

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A classic collection of pieces by the estimable food writer and connoisseur Elizabeth David.

"An Omelette and a Glass of Wine", a collection of articles originally written for The Spectator, Gourmet, Vogue, and The Sunday (London) Times, among others, is the best-known book by one of the most cherished of all food writers. This classic volume contains intelligent, literary explorations, including the famous "An Omelette and a Glass of Wine", as well as such other gems as "Syllabubs and Fruit Fools", "Sweet Vegetables, Soft Wine", "Pleasing Cheeses", and "Whisky in the Kitchen".

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Contains delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are the collection's namesake essay and many other gems; with black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

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"Savor her book in a comfortable chair, with a glass of sherry."--Bon Appetit

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Awfultruth, February 6, 2010 (view all comments by Awfultruth)
Elizabeth David remains the greatest cookery writer of the 20th century. She was the antithesis of her contemporary Fanny Cradock, who unlike her was a grotesque charlatan. David was a true intellectual and had a wonderful way with words. Suffering a dreadful stroke, quite young, she managed to climb her own personal mountain and won through. Her later mental decline was a terrible act of robbery, which led to her eventual demise. Her expertise and knowledge, unlike Cradock, was not based on abject snobbery and pretentious claptrap, but on research, travel and a cosmopolitan ethos that was not confined to French cuisine. Her post-war and post-rationing books were a revelation and a powerful breath of fresh air to those who had suffered during those rationing blues. A great book to read when traveling (try reading it on a plane, etc.) to or around Europe. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558215719
Foreword:
Thorne, John
Author:
Thorne, John
Author:
David, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Gastronomy
Subject:
Cookery, International
Subject:
Beverages - General
Subject:
CKB100000
Subject:
CKB101000
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Cook's Classic Library
Series Volume:
no. L392
Publication Date:
19970301
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
Cooking and Food » Food Writing » General

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Product details 320 pages Lyons Press - English 9781558215719 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A classic collection of pieces by the estimable food writer and connoisseur Elizabeth David.

"An Omelette and a Glass of Wine", a collection of articles originally written for The Spectator, Gourmet, Vogue, and The Sunday (London) Times, among others, is the best-known book by one of the most cherished of all food writers. This classic volume contains intelligent, literary explorations, including the famous "An Omelette and a Glass of Wine", as well as such other gems as "Syllabubs and Fruit Fools", "Sweet Vegetables, Soft Wine", "Pleasing Cheeses", and "Whisky in the Kitchen".

"Synopsis" by ,
Contains delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are the collection's namesake essay and many other gems; with black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
"Savor her book in a comfortable chair, with a glass of sherry."--Bon Appetit

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