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Blue Trout and Black Truffles: The Peregrinations of an Epicure

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Publisher Comments:

There were, and still are, great restaurants all over Europe, but the greater part of Blue Trout and Black Truffles is devoted to the eatingplaces and vineyards of France. It is a vicarious experience to read about the culinary wonders of the notable establishments of another era that have become the last epicurean haven in this materialistic, mechanized world of fastfood chains and frozenfood dinners. Mr. Wechsberg reaches back to the twilight days of the Habsburg monarchy, when those splendid monuments to the haute cuisine in central Europe, Meissl and Schadn of Vienna and Gundel's of Budapest, were in their prime.

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The greater part of "Blue Trout and Black Truffles" is devoted to the eating-places and vineyards of France. Mr. Wechsberg reaches back to the twilight days of the Habsburg monarchy, when those splendid monuments to the haute cuisine in central Europe, Meissl and Schadn of Vienna and Gundel's of Budapest, were in their prime.

About the Author

Wechsberg worked as a lawyer, concert violinist, cameraman, malt salesman and newspaper reporter, but he was always an epicure. His stories ran in the New Yorker from 1949 to 1975. He died in Vienna in 1983.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780897331340
Author:
Wechsberg, Joseph
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Location:
Chicago, IL :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Wine and wine making -- France.
Subject:
Restaurants -- France.
Subject:
Travel - France
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 43
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , The greater part of "Blue Trout and Black Truffles" is devoted to the eating-places and vineyards of France. Mr. Wechsberg reaches back to the twilight days of the Habsburg monarchy, when those splendid monuments to the haute cuisine in central Europe, Meissl and Schadn of Vienna and Gundel's of Budapest, were in their prime.
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