Companion to Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas was an intellectual and epicure, who passionately cooked and collected recipes in Paris. When I read The Alice B Toklas Cook Book for the first time, More than a cookbook and memoir, it could almost be called a work of literary. The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook has ratings and 80 reviews. Paul said: starsYes this really is primarily a cookbook with some reminiscences thrown.

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This is really great, partly because it’s got a ton of anecdotes and little stories about her artist lesbian ambulance-driver life with Gertrude Stein in France just pre- and during WWII, and partly for the wild prewar French recipes pheasant stuffed with cottage cheese? Want to Read saving…. I’m sorry that her life ended with her penniless and alone.

Alice Babette Toklas was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century.

There’s a problem loading this menu right cookbook. Dec 30, Kathryn rated it really liked it. Any one of these people would have a story to tell in their own right.

There are interesting recollections throughout the book of their friends famous and less famous. This edition of the legendary Alice b.

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The recipes are doable. That it actually became one may be a measure of the genius Stein claims for herself throughout the book. Puree of artichoke which sounds like a pain in the ass, but she even say that it’s worth the pain in the ass. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.


I’ve passed on some recipes including proper hot chocolate, French onion soup, and home made curacao liqueu This was the most charming find ever.

Alice was petite with large, dark eyes and a downy mustache on her upper lip.

We had the promise of the house, which we never saw any nearer than across the valley, as soon as the lieutenant should leave. Why did Toklas omit any mention of her and Stein’s Jewishness never mind lesbianism? Helpful Hints for your Trip Apr 24, But this wasn’t enough for her – she wanted to conquer the large outer world as well.

I have a lot of food allergies, so I read cookbooks more for the entertainment value than for the useful knowledge. They were prepared to buy, build or rent, but could find nothing that suited. She adds that the fudge can liven up any gathering and is “easy to whip up on a rainy day.

The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook by Alice B. Toklas

Toklasa fictional autobiography, both women became celebrities. Poultry, beef, and fish recipes abound as do soups, salads and countless desserts. Views Read Edit View history. Acting as Stein’s confidante, lover, cook, secretary, muse, editor, critic, and general organizer, Toklas remained a background figure, chiefly living in the shadow of Stein, until Stein published her memoirs in under the teasing title The Autobiography of Alice B.


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Apparently Gertrude Stein enjoyed eating very well, and it was Alice B. When I see a 3 poun What a fun romp!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. My arteries were clogging as I was reading. The unflagging inventiveness of Stein’s language experiments, and the consistent authority of her tone, brought her ever greater renown in the world of the avant-garde. At times, very clever and entertaining.

Return to Book Page. I said, nonsense it is an important house and it is occupied. Her flirtation with pot brownies is a fable, inspired by the inclusion of a recipe for “hashish brownies”.

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You get so much with this book: Toklas Cookbook was published in and written in her own words. The food choices that were available far exceed our choices at the supermarket. Get a Piece of the Iron… Nov 5, So Alice’s recollections of Gertrude Stein’s lecture tour in the U. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.