Specialites de la Maison

Hardcover | March 30, 2010

byFriends O American Friends of France

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First published in 1940 and now back in print with a new foreword by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, this charming little French cookbook, a collection of recipes by noteworthy writers, Hollywood and Broadway celebrities, renowned socialites, royalty—and even a couturier and restaurateur or two—is available again. This edition is an exact facsimile of the original, down to the red and white cloth gingham case, but with a new preface about the book’s history, and Carter’s essay. There’s also a select bibliography of contributors—from Katharine Hepburn and Christian Dior to Eleanor Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin—created especially for today’s reader. An affordable, adorable package, it’s a great gift for cooks of all levels, francophiles, and pop-culture mavens alike. If you liked the delicious recipes from Julie & Julia, you’ll love Spécialités de la Maison. An instant collectible!

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First published in 1940 and now back in print with a new foreword by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, this charming little French cookbook, a collection of recipes by noteworthy writers, Hollywood and Broadway celebrities, renowned socialites, royalty—and even a couturier and restaurateur or two—is available again. This edition is an...

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A certain widely-travelled New Yorker, a gourmet who sometimes prepares his own dishes, was recently asked his opinion of Spécialités de la Maison, issued by the American Friends of France.His reply: "I enjoyed it tremendously because it is a sort of travelogue of cuisine compounded by a number of gay and intelligent people who have ma...

Christine Schwartz Hartley is a writer specializing in architecture and design and has translated numerous works from French to English, including Alain Mabanckou's cult novel,African Psycho. She has also reviewed books forBook Forum, theNew York Times Book Review, and theVillage Voice. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.74 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061968986

ISBN - 13:9780061968983

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