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Paperback Love and Kisses and a Halo of Truffles : Letters from Helen Evans Brown Book

ISBN: 1559703180

ISBN13: 9781559703185

Love and Kisses and a Halo of Truffles : Letters from Helen Evans Brown

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James Beard, a pioneer of modern American cookery was for over five decades America's most celebrated cook and food writer. Love and Kisses and a Halo of Truffles is a rich selection of more than 300 letters, many containing recipes, written to his close friend and fellow chef Helen Evans Brown over a period of twelve years. Focusing mainly on food but also filled with witty, insightful comments on the state of the world as he saw it, these letters...

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Classic Beard

I just adore this book. It is so wonderfully obsessive, a sort of subtle comedy leaks out and consumes you. Beard was obviously part genius and part madman -- how else could you explain such tremendously narrow focus? -- and that is where a lot of his charm lies. He is a fantasic character, and this serves as an interesting study of one of the most important gastronomical figures in history. For any fan of Beard, this essential work gives more weight and background to his already substantial body of work.
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