Specialites de la Maison
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Specialites de la Maison

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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 made their mark in the world, and who ev
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Harper Design (first published March 27th 2010)
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Great classic recipes that I will be referencing forever. It has given me so may entertaining themes and ideas, as well as given me an education on many influential people from America's more glamorous years. Reading the old measurements and ingredients were fun, but some of them quite daunting, yet fun.

This is not only an instruction manual, it is history. I feel like I've been let in on a little secret that makes me a part of the elite group that contributed to this tome, however far from it I...more
Although interesting from a historical perspective, much of the recipes do not stand the test of time. There is a nice selection of biographies of many of the contributors at the end of the book.
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