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Murder in the Kitchen
Murder in the Kitchen | Alice B. Toklas
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In this memoir-turned-cookbook, Alice B. Toklas describes her life with partner Gertrude Stein and their famed Paris salon, which entertained the great avant-garde and literary figures of their day. With dry wit and characteristic understatement Toklas ponders the ethics of killing a carp in her kitchen before stuffing it with chestnuts; decorating a fish to amuse Picasso at lunch; and travelling across France during the First World War in an old delivery truck, gathering local recipes along the way. She includes a friend's playful recipe for 'Haschiche Fudge', which promises 'brilliant storms of laughter and ecstatic reveries', much like her book.
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Murder in the Kitchen | Alice B. Toklas
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I read this between August 1-4 and gave it 4 ⭐️. A few years back Penguin released some titles in their Great Food series and this was taken from Toklas‘ book The Alice B Toklas Cookbook, which is a cross between memoir and cook book. I doubt I will try the recipes but I do want to read the full book because her stories are intriguing & interesting.