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Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days

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Publisher Comments:

From the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author James Salter and his wife, Kay—amateur chefs and terrific hosts—here is a charming, beautifully illustrated food lovers companion that, with an entry for each day of the year, takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Years Eve. Life Is Meals is rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors own stories of their triumphs—and catastrophes—in the kitchen.

For instance:

The menu on the Titanic on the fatal night

Reflections on dining from Queen Victoria, JFK, Winnie the Pooh, Garrison Keillor, and many others

The seductiveness of a velvety Brie or the perfect martini

How to decide whom to invite to a dinner party—and whom not to

John Irvings family recipe for meatballs; Balzacs love of coffee

The greatest dinner ever given at the White House

Where in Paris Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter had French onion soup at 4:00 a.m.

Sophisticated as well as practical, opinionated, and indispensable, Life Is Meals is a tribute to the glory of food and drink, and the joy of sharing them with others. “The meal is the emblem of civilization,” the Salters observe. “What would one know of life as it should be lived, or nights as they should be spent, apart from meals?”

Synopsis:

Now in paperback: the charming, beautifully illustrated food lover’s companion that, with an entry for each day of the year, takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve. Life Is Meals is rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors’ stories of their triumphs—and catastrophes—in the kitchen.

About the Author

“Wholly compelling . . . The fruit of a lifetime of informed and opinionated eating.” —Alice Waters, Chez Panisse

“Thumbs-up . . . I recommend reading it in one fell swoop.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Pays homage to great writers, great meals, great conversations and essential ingredients . . . A bastion of civilization, protection from all kinds of heavy weather.” —Los Angeles Times

“A remarkable marriage of food book and life-well-lived memoir . . . This most unusual book is to be savored again and again.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375711398
Author:
Salter, James
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Author:
Salter, Kay
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
84 4-C BY FABRICE MOIREAU
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.51 x 5.59 x 1.12 in 1.62 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback: the charming, beautifully illustrated food lover’s companion that, with an entry for each day of the year, takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year’s Eve. Life Is Meals is rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors’ stories of their triumphs—and catastrophes—in the kitchen.
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