George Bernard Shaw Vegetarian Cookbook
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Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 117 pages.
Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Co.
Author: Alice Laden
Description: George Bernard Shaw, who lived to be ninety-four, was a confirmed vegetarian and health-food enthusiast. Illustrated with numerous witty drawings, this book collects a wide range of GBS's favorite vegetarian dishes meticulously presented for home preparation by Shaw's longtime cook and housekeeper, Mrs. Alice Laden.
Included are scores of tasty, imaginative recipes with a literary past for dishes frequently enjoyed by the great playwright and his illustrious guests, and the scene of Shaw's herbivorous repasts is colorfully set in an amusing introduction by the noted biographer, R. J. Minney.
Readers will be amused to learn that this paragon of the arts was possessed of an all-too-human sweet tooth, so this volume, an ideal cook book for advocates of natural foods, contains recipes for many elegant desserts as well as main dishes, soups, salads, and savories, while providing an intimate glimpse of the most famous vegetarian gastronome of all times.
Condition: Good condition. Jacket minor edge wear.