Alice B. Toklas

The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

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Long before Julia Child discovered French cuisine, Alice B. Toklas, the life partner of lesbian writer Gertrude Stein,  and  half of one of the most famous lesbian couples in history,  was sampling local dishes, collecting recipes, and cooking for the writers, artists, and expats who lived in Paris between the wars. Toklas supplies recipes from her American heritage,  demystifies French  cooking, as well as giving instructions for her  signature "Haschich Fudge" aka  hash brownies! First published in 1954,  it established Alice as a writer in her own right and made her world-famous. More than just a cookbook, it's also an affectionate remembrance by someone who knew and was known by some of the artistic giants of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. The stories interwoven are captivating, especially about the society she and Gertrude Stein kept, and their efforts during WWI as volunteers (as well as how she came across the recipe for Haschich Fudge). This is a fascinating historical document, a  quietly humorous biographical record, as well as a highly accessible and practical cookbook!

Paperback, 320 pages, Orig. Publ. 1954, This Ed. Publ. 2010  

Author: Alice B. Toklas

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