Chez Maxim's: Secrets and Recipes from the World's Most Famous Restaurant

Chez Maxim's: Secrets and Recipes from the World's Most Famous Restaurant captures the cuisine and essence of the famed Paris restaurant. This is a classic collectible and makes for an interesting read. Recipes from the restaurant, French dishes, are shared here for cooks to enjoy at home. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket and protective plastic sleeve, 256 pages

Copyright: 1962

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.

Author: Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec

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Description: All the elegance and grandeur of an internationally famous restaurant is captured in this single, lavishly illustrated volume. Hundreds of the great recipes which have made Maxim's worthy of world renown are revealed here, many of them for the first time. Not only are there recipes for gala dinners, but the buffet and picnic and Sunday night supper are not forgotten. 

But this is more than a book of recipes. It is a guide to perfect entertaining and a fascinating history book at the same time. It is a guide in that it gives advice on the selection of wines and liqueurs, on the planning of full menus, and on every aspect of a party in the grand French tradition, including invitations, table decoration, cocktails and canapes, conversation, and even the solution to parking problems. It is a history book in that the foreword by the Countess Guy de Toulouse-Lautrec relates in numerable delightful and revealing anecdotes of the past and present of Maxim's, a king of history of the early twentieth century. 

For almost three-quarters of a century, this extraordinary restaurant has been a favorite haunt of the greatest, the wealthiest, and the most brilliant and celebrated figures of every country. Chez Maxim's traces the evolution of a restaurant, and explains why it is still a great and honored establishment and a focal point of international society in a much changed world. It discloses the secrets of Louis Vaudable, the owner, who has generously written an imaginative introduction, sharing his prized recollections with everyone. And it divulges treasured recipes, many of which, until now, could only be enjoyed at Maxim's. 


Condition: Dust jacket has some large tears. Interior good condition. 

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